It comes down to whether people feel that the outcome has delivered May’s goal that the UK should “regain control of our own money, our own laws and our own borders”.
The sixth extract from the fullest draft of the proposals that were put together by the Department for Exiting the European Union.
Either a new dispute resolution mechanism will be required, or the UK could dock into part of the EFTA court to resolve disputes over goods.
Making London a truly global financial centre again, with all that would imply for Britain’s place in the world, could quickly become more attractive than the apathy of decline, however proudly sovereign.
“We need to do something you might not expect me to say. We need to give Boris Johnson more power.”
Those who run Russia believe themselves to be in a ‘political war’ with the West. We need to treat the Kremlin as a threat rather than an irritant.
As Conservatives, we have a duty to protect and defend people who have historically been left without access to legal credit.
Despite talk of the negotiations getting bogged down, the French president seems to understand that the process is about politics more than legal complexity.
The Government should back the fastest growing sector of the economy, demand transparency and send clear policy signals.
The evidence points to a thriving City, and so I will continue to talk up our financial sector as the best game in town.
Just as Geldof swearing at fishermen symbolised the referendum divide, negotiations over fish offer an insight into what ‘taking back control’ really means.
“If we were to accept passporting, we’d just be a rule-taker. We’d have to abide by rules that were set elsewhere.”
If we do, we could reverse at least some of the six per cent hit to GDP it has caused so far. If we don’t, we could continue to lose productivity growth of 0.2 per cent a year.
Ministers need get a grip by acting collectively to agree a Brexit end-state based in reality and on what Parliament will approve eventually – and then stick to it.
Even Whitehall’s fiercest advocates of the need to stay as close as possible to the EU recognise that there are risks in being a rule-taker not a rule-maker.