The German Chancellor was stronger then than she is now. And there’s no guarantee that any compromise she might push would work.
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Lord Ashcroft: The Tory MPs who say “they have sent in letters they haven’t”. Or “withdrawn letters they never sent”.
Brady reports no confidence moves against May that might not be no confidence moves at all.
His attack on the Brexiteers as Romantics runs the risk of dismissing the EU referendum as a fraud.
Davis may not have got all he wanted on the backstop. But for the second time in a few months, he has nudged May forwards. It is high time she made the most of him.
Votes would come flooding back into UKIP and, perhaps more importantly, to independent candidates that campaign on the “You Lied” platform.
The DUP’s Westminster Leader says the Irish border issue is being exploited by people who want “to thwart leaving the EU if they can”.
James Frayne: To contest big state ideas, small state conservatives need to get to grips with the detail
They must also rediscover the interests of the consumer – and be better at engaging working class voters on social issues.
Rebecca Lowe: I’d rather you didn’t go to watch strippers. But I don’t think the state should stop you.
Is there a going rate for such a job — which includes wearing a prescribed colour of underwear?
In the Financial Times, of all places, it emerges that predictions of Brexit disaster in the City were overblown.
Brexit. How Britain’s lack of interest in Ireland, and Ireland’s lack of imagination about Britain, join to threaten disaster
Dublin likes to cite the Belfast Agreement, and we certainly all need what it exemplified – that’s to say, a good old-fashioned face-saving fudge.
The FT has the balanced “Grim outlook overshadows housing drive” while the Times goes for “Hammond eases off austerity”. The i has “Hammond’s hard-hat budget”.
DExEU people are whispering “48” as the upper end of the UK’s potential liability. But that level of commitment or specificity is not necessarily required at this stage.
Henry Newman: My take from Brussels this week. The EU side wants to ramp up the pressure – not wind down the talks.
There’s more than a hint in the air that they are happy to let the negotiation get sticky – and wait for capital to flee the UK and for investment to plummet.
Ireland’s displeasure is understandable. But it could prove counter-productive – working against the free trade deal that would suit it as well as the UK.
We should put the proceeds in a special Redistribution Fund to spend either on public services, or on poorer communities, or cutting taxes for the lower paid.