As Economic Secretary to the Treasury, I know that he has a tried and tested record of promoting financial services.
Posts Tagged: Financial Services
Daniel Hannan: For Brexit to work, power must be stripped from the quangocrats – and returned to people we elect
Over the past three years, we have seen large chunks of our bureaucracy – civil servants, quangocrats and other officials – working to frustrate the referendum result.
Michael Tomlinson: The Prime Minister must stick to her word. We must vote this evening to leave the EU on March 29
Why has she recently begun to assert that we may never leave at all? It is an odd about-turn, given that her leadership is predicated upon “Brexit means Brexit”.
If her revised plan fails, the most likely outcomes are an even softer Brexit or a second referendum.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
In English, Barnier said: “I’ll have done my job if, in the end, the deal is so tough on the British that they’d prefer to stay in the EU”.
Here in America, those I meet are surprised by Britain’s reluctance to let go of the apron strings that seem to tie us to the EU.
This morning, despite claims it would never happen, we seem to have a unicorn made flesh – just in time for Christmas.
George Bridges: The Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. The choice facing Parliament is compromise or chaos.
If you want to be sure that Brexit happens, however much you might dislike this plan, there is only one course of action – vote for it.
Alexander Temerko: The relationship between business and government has never been as meaningless as under May
The key to a good Brexit is empowering UK entrepreneurs to talk to their European counterparts and become ambassadors for Downing Street’s plan.
We should not be tied to rules that often apply extreme versions of the precautionary principle that throttle new developments.
Levels of trust between Numbers 10 and 11 Downing Street may be low, but the latter holds the key to helping create an economy and society that works for everyone.
Lord Ashcroft: Voters’ test for any Brexit deal. Britain mustn’t be out of Europe…but still run by Europe.
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.
Henry Newman: Yes, we have proposed a voluntary managed alignment in goods. But direct ECJ jurisdiction must end.
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.