Here in America, those I meet are surprised by Britain’s reluctance to let go of the apron strings that seem to tie us to the EU.
Posts Tagged: Germany
Daniel Hannan: We still have time to switch course from disaster. Just. It’s up to Conservative MPs to act now.
The logic is clear enough. The EU’s choice would be between no backstop and nothing else either; or no backstop and agreement on everything else.
Andrew Green: Immigration. Voters will spurn the end of free movement if it brings no reduction in numbers.
Ministers need to be clear about who they intend to admit, and that they will set limits on numbers and on any rights to benefits and access for family members.
Nick Hargrave: If we join the EEA, others might follow – thus creating a Europe-wide, non-federalist alternative to the EU
As a bloc with heightened economic weight, with the UK as a key influence, it would have greater flexibility to negotiate over issues such as immigration and budgetary contributions.
These acts of remembrance may in some slight measure salve grief, and enable those who have not had to endure such things to give thanks for those who do.
Alexander Temerko: The relationship between business and government has never been as meaningless as under May
The key to a good Brexit is empowering UK entrepreneurs to talk to their European counterparts and become ambassadors for Downing Street’s plan.
It now the main issue blocking a negotiated agreement – thus risking a No Deal and potentially a harder Irish border. In short, it risks triggering the very thing it is supposed to avoid.
The German Chancellor was stronger then than she is now. And there’s no guarantee that any compromise she might push would work.
It will also boost our economy and allow businesses to create new, modern jobs in an exciting growth sector.
It has virtually zero business rates for small firms. The planning system is less skewed towards shopping centres and retail parks.
Interview. David Owen’s Brexit plan. Move from transition through the EEA into Canada Plus Plus Plus – before the next election.
The former Foreign Secretary says May’s team are inexperienced in EU negotiations and are “pushing out disinformation”.
Lord Ashcroft: A Defence Secretary who believes that the UK should consider getting stuck in to other people’s wars
At a ConHome conference interview yesterday, Williamson suggested we should do so if it will save or improve lives without disproportionate cost.
Because the Chancellor’s coalition its riven by internal disputes, she has lost the authority to knock heads together on Brexit.
Big retail hasn’t adapted to the new world of e-commerce after 20 years – and it’s doubtful whether it ever will.
McCain knew that politics should be a fierce contest, restrained by respect for civilians and one’s enemies.