We are as ready as we are ever likely to be to leave the EU without an agreement. The only question is whether Parliament has what it takes to make the decision.
The latest consultation was due to be published at the end of 2018, but there is still no clear publication date in sight.
There may be no evidence that it happens here, but this law would be a powerful boost to the global prohibition campaign.
It would bring with it many compensations, including regulatory freedom, tariff income and £39 billion of cold, hard cash.
Remainers and Brexiteers alike must recognise the politicians are stuck in an ever-decreasing circle of fervour, hyperbole and hysteria.
Childhood obesity is a complex question, demanding multifaceted solutions. A simplistic ban on “unhealthy” food and drink advertising is the wrong answer.
Plus: The train of communism stalls but the train of conservatism stutters. And: Tackling Burning Injustices does not mean taxing milkshakes.
Let’s have each local store publish its waste levels to help consumers choose where to shop. And let’s have food manufacturers publish their waste levels too.
This is not so much a pro-market position as an anti-democratic one. There is more to politics than market versus state.
We must replace the EU’s clunky and inflexible CAP with a system that rewards public goods, not box-ticking.
“We will have the choice. We’ll have our own seat at the World Trade Organisation, our own voice there.
Plus: A crazy clergyman, a bonkers Imam, and unreason on obesity. Richard Holden’s innocence. And: I am ready for Desert Island Dicks.
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.
Plus: Brexodus, what Brexodus. The Gay Hussar improves. James Cleverly impresses. And: join Liam Halligan, Ayesha Hazarika and I on CNN Talk.
There needs to be a paradigm shift in policy and culture. Our state should work to keep us healthy and allow us as individuals to be responsible for our actions.