Preparing for no deal ought therefore to be our national priority – cuts in corporate and personal taxes, removal of regulations, openness to global business.
Plus “due regard paid to EU case law in areas where the UK continues to apply a common rulebook”.
“We will have the choice. We’ll have our own seat at the World Trade Organisation, our own voice there.
What changed? When did we lose the global vocation that infused the Cabinet, Leavers and Remainers alike, two years ago?
It’s about neither the principle nor the form of Brexit. Its purpose is to make leaving orderly. MPs should effect it this week.
“Two years later no-one knows what they want, even the Tory party. Theresa May says one thing and Boris Johnson says another.”
They argue that even if May doesn’t deliver a clean outcome, the priority must be to ensure that the Article 50 timetable is met.
I took part in the first ever debate held in Parliament on soil. Solar panels line my office roof. Also I use a Somerset wicker basket instead of plastic bags.
Part of settling down and marking time, as Roger Scruton would say, is protecting our environment. Doing so is an unchosen obligation upon us.
The ban is underpinned by a failure to understand essential differences between two distinct types of device. Pets and people suffer as a result.
To shut off consideration of realistic and achievable ways of supporting the Government’s Brexit objectives would be irresponsible.
But a vote on some form of customs union is coming. Might it become a confidence issue?
I was drawn to work here by the values which I believe can help a struggling economy become more productive: autonomy, hard work, and enterprise.
This logic can be extended to protecting our fisheries, to re-examining our use of fertilisers, to building up flood defences and to our uptake of renewable energies.
Of course Ulster’s trade with the mainland must be protected as top priority, but a degree of flexibility on regulations in a small number of sectors is sensible.