Some MPs, such as Charlie Elphicke, have been pushing to bring it back not just to bring joy to passengers, but to help revitalise ports and other seaside towns.
Posts Tagged: France
Here in Britain, the two main parties are being punished by voters for tearing up their Brexit commitments.
Good luck to every Conservative standing for election today. Let us hope that in future much more power is devolved to the roles you are competing for.
Ben Roback: Trump’s state visit. Problems abound. But interests – trade, defence, the Special Relationship – endure.
The visit should serve as a timely reminder that the last especially outlasts any individual President or Prime Minister.
For a really serious British foreign policy failure, look at Chamberlain’s attempt to appease Hitler
Tim Bouverie has written a fascinating account of the slide towards the Second World War.
Plus: Farage and my evenings. Edinburgh and my show. Notre Dame, fire, Macron – and recovery? And: Javid’s emotional intelligence.
They have a value of their own which reaches beyond their function. They gain it not by doing anything but by being something.
Graham Gudgin: If the EU delivers No Deal after all, there will be little to fear – and much to gain
A series of mini-deal, plus unilateral preparations by the UK, mean that most of the building blocks for a managed No Deal are already in place.
Now more than ever, it’s Brussels and not the Government which is in the driving seat – and we don’t know which way it will turn.
Alex Morton: Riots, looting, pillaging, yellow vests. France shows what Britain could face if Brexit is blocked.
A new book argues that the country is divided between a metropolitan elite, which rules for its own advantage – and the rest.
It would need unanimous agreement. Looking at each of the 27’s varying comments, there are six distinct camps of opinion.
George Eustice: We have bungled this negotiation. The best means of putting matters right is to embrace No Deal if we have to.
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.
It is neo-colonialist for MPs to attempt to do otherwise in relation to Crown Dependencies – and the attempt should be resisted.
If her revised plan fails, the most likely outcomes are an even softer Brexit or a second referendum.
Stephen Booth: Brexit and the economy. There are ups, there are downs. But whatever happens, our fundamentals remain strong.
A flexible labour market, a well-regarded legal system, and comparatively favourable demographics relative to the major European economies are all valuable assets.