The Government should be mulling some quick Brexit wins come the New Year – ways of using freedoms that we don’t have during implementation.
As a leading digital economy with new control over its trade policy, Britain is uniquely placed to help shape global rules in this emerging arena.
Plus: Macron has closed Paris at night. Merkel is pondering tougher restrictions. So don’t blame Johnson as though our situation were unique.
Debate on the Agriculture Bill gives them the chance to call for more effective measures than those which independent assessments find wanting.
Such would be the effect of a well-intentioned but ill thought-out amendment to the Agriculture Bill that will come to the Commons tomorrow.
The full video of ConHome’s joint event with the National Farmers Union on: setting the standard, exporting our values.
If he is to take the necessary steps to get a Brexit deal (and I hope he does), he is going to have to defy those instincts on a second issue, too.
Johnson needs a Simon Milton figure in government. The move would be controversial, to put it mildly. But who else is there?
It looks as though we are in the territory supported by this site on Monday – Government support for something not unlike the Neill amendment.
In a shrewd and largely instinctive way, they have sussed that Britain faces an ill-disposed negotiating partner making unreasonable demands.
They confirm that the Government and its critics aren’t that far apart – and Ministers are now distancing themselves from claims of illegality.
The numbers can be interpreted to suggest that the Bill may not clear Third Reading. But in our view that would be a misreading.
Plus: Deteriorating broadsheet standards, a divided United Kingdom. And: nineteen years on from 9/11.
It may be good tough talk to speak of breaking international law, but it does not engender respect. His exact words were not even factually correct.
In practice, a workable protocol requires arrangements that reflect its wider aims — including respect for the territorial integrity of the UK.