We re-run the author’s series on what might be done for the UK to be Ready on Day One.
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Economic, historic and familial links can be further bolstered by the appointment of the right individual to help to boost trade.
We re-run James Arnell’s series on what might be done for the UK to be Ready on Day One.
Andrew Lilico: Forget the Irish Sea border. If we must have a backstop, how about a Celtic Sea border instead?
If there must be checks on goods leaving the island of Ireland, is it not more natural that they take place crossing the border where checks on persons already occur?
Leigh Higgins: Post-Chequers, we need to explain more clearly what leaving the EU will now look like
We must ensure that, just as the UK voted Leave to take back control, local people take back control themselves.
The myth has it that there never was such a plan – in fact, DexEU had a proposal to fulfil its promise of no ‘hard border’ while still overseeing a proper customs regime.
Ed Hall: Yes, a No Deal Armageddon will deliver chaos – to French farmers, German car makers, Italian designers and Spanish property owners
Extreme Remainers have inadvertently invented the Chaos Bonkers Brexit Gambit.
Daniel Hannan: Even the blockade of Qatar hasn’t produced the calamity that hysterical Remainers now predict from Brexit
Their hysterical tone serves only to make EU negotiators dig in deeper – thus, paradoxically, making a breakdown in talks more likely.
The Government must avoid one which can be ‘triggered’ in the event of any UK regulatory divergence on goods or agriculture.
Lord Ashcroft: Voters’ test for any Brexit deal. Britain mustn’t be out of Europe…but still run by Europe.
It comes down to whether people feel that the outcome has delivered May’s goal that the UK should “regain control of our own money, our own laws and our own borders”.
Iain Mansfield: May’s new plan isn’t perfect, but it’s practicable. However, it can only work if treated as her bottom line.
Paradoxically, the Prime Minister can only deliver her proposals if the Government now prepares actively for No Deal.
“The more cheaply we can buy goods and services… the more we free up time for our people to make, and sell, and buy, and invent things.”
A customs union 1) Greg Hands – As a former Remainer, and an ex-Trade Minister, I know that joining one would deliver Britain the worst of all worlds
We British often like a good compromise. This would be the wrong one.
A customs union 2) Simon Clarke – As a convinced Brexiteer, and an optimist about Britain, I see that joining one would lock us into decline
We shouldn’t be glued as a vassal state to a declining European market.
He has been characteristically brash – and offensive. But that’s beside the main point. Which is that he looks strong and the Prime Minister looks weak.