The new Shared Prosperity Fund, which will replace EU funding into the regions, is a great opportunity to put areas like mine back in control.
Posts Tagged: Free trade
Henry Newman: An end to free movement and forced payments to Brussels. Is the backstop really so bad?
None of us would have started from here. But the Government has got us into this fix – and May’s deal is the best of the three possible ways forward.
Greg Hands: “The power is with us.” The two EU officials who want to punish Britain, crafted the deal – and claim they are winning.
Selmayr and Weyand have got much of their way so far. And there’s every chance they will continue to dominate the process.
It’s time for the Government to dust down Plan A Plus and A Better Deal – rather than its own scheme, which is going nowhere.
This morning, despite claims it would never happen, we seem to have a unicorn made flesh – just in time for Christmas.
When I tried to focus these concerns by calling for a vote to see if this deal did indeed have the agreement of Cabinet, opposition crumbled – and my colleagues fell silent.
Were it not for the backstop, May’s deal would get over the line – with support from an overwhelming majority of Conservatives, including us.
Our plan is supported by remainers like me, by leavers such as David Davis and Dominic Raab and, crucially, by the DUP.
The Prime Minister says she told world leaders “we are looking forward to future trade agreements”.
George Bridges: The Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. The choice facing Parliament is compromise or chaos.
If you want to be sure that Brexit happens, however much you might dislike this plan, there is only one course of action – vote for it.
Stephen Booth: The backstop. It’s problematic for the EU as well as the UK – whatever you’re told to the contrary.
There is concern in some capitals that the UK can use it to secure privileged access to the Single Market in goods with, over time, a competitive advantage.
“The divisions of the referendum need to be consigned to the past. Now is the time to…lead our country to a future of freedom, success, and prosperity.”
Daniel Hannan: I want to support May’s plan. But I can’t. It proposes a way of leaving the EU that’s exactly the wrong way round.
Instead of leaving the Customs Union but retaining chunks of the Single Market – we shall end up staying in the Customs Union but leaving most of the Single Market.
They would plunge into unknown territory that is most likely to lead to our exit being delayed, diluted – or even ditched altogether.
Chloe Westley: If the Conservatives bow to May’s betrayal of the referendum result, they will be cursed for a generation
By refusing to consider the option of leaving without a deal, Conservative Ministers are essentially admitting defeat. And we deserve better than a defeatist political class.