We have secured legally-binding changes which address MPs’ concerns about the need to protect the UK from being stuck in the backstop against its will.
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It is not always given a fair assessment, particularly against the other options actually available. Those open to persuasion should look at the facts before it’s too late.
This will be our last big chance to send a strong message to the people who are supposed to lead our country.
There is room in the Budget to allow Hammond a fair amount of leeway to act. Here’s our plan.
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.
Whichever way the Prime Minister eventually goes, she will also continue to run the risk of splitting the Conservative Party.
Shailesh Vara and Suella Braverman: Reject Cooper-Letwin tomorrow – and focus on a good deal which can secure a Commons majority
We all want Brexit over and done with now, but the deal has to be the right one for our country.
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.
For many years, if you cut a Republican they bled free trade. No longer.
It would bring with it many compensations, including regulatory freedom, tariff income and £39 billion of cold, hard cash.
At the moment, there are many areas where farmers cannot use new technologies. These will increasingly feed not only our consumers but also the world’s poorest ones.
Such deals can seem intangible and conceptual, so I and a team of experts are today launching a proposed agreement which both sides could accept.
“A nation is a human thing. Influence is, at least in part, a reflection of our own self confidence.” Fox’s speech to Policy Exchange – full text
“We have so much to offer – to ourselves and to the world around us. A confident Britain will help build a confident future for all.”
“We can’t wait until a failure of the talks before we start to implement that reform programme. We have to begin it now, or nobody will take us seriously.”
Jonathan Clark: Representative democracy is waning, direct democracy is waxing. So its MPs themselves who will “come to heel”
The object of the exercise is to absorb within a stable democratic practice a new element which, if unabsorbed, may have fatal effects.