The UK’s role is limited, as we will not and cannot put our own people into this theatre – but we must do what we can.
Posts Tagged: Greece
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: May failed to lead Britain out of the EU – but her successor can yet succeed
There may be greater willingness by Brussels to negotiate following populist successes in the European elections.
Some MPs, such as Charlie Elphicke, have been pushing to bring it back not just to bring joy to passengers, but to help revitalise ports and other seaside towns.
Here in Britain, the two main parties are being punished by voters for tearing up their Brexit commitments.
It would need unanimous agreement. Looking at each of the 27’s varying comments, there are six distinct camps of opinion.
Their high-handed dismissal of Cameron helped deliver Brexit. The insults of Tusk and Verhofstadt show nothing has changed.
Will fans of the EU establishment be quite so keen on unaccountable, centralised institutions when their opponents start appointing commissioners?
Stella Creasy & Debbie Abrahams: A referendum got us here. Now let a Citizens’ Assembly – and more direct democracy – take us forward.
We want to learn from what other Parliaments have done when faced with difficult choices. Such an assembly would report back within ten weeks.
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.
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”.
The tap, tap, tap of wafer-thin government majorities, unravelling agreements, and shifting poll numbers will make their way into its calculations.
Daniel Hannan: On the Elgin Marbles, as on everything else, Corbyn’s assumption is that Britain Is Always In The Wrong
There are honourable arguments for and against shipping the Parthenon marbles to Greece. His instinctive knee-jerk is not one of them.
If Italy really is to make a radical, momentous break with the Euro, sooner or later, voters should explicitly endorse the move.
Henry Newman: The EU isn’t a conspiracy against democracy, but it does a pretty good job of looking like one
Some Italians hoped Brexit would make Brussels realise it had gone too far. Instead, the EU elite has doubled down, regardless of troublesome voters.
Will Italy’s new government blow the bloody doors off? Don’t get your hopes up. (Or your fears either.)
One day the country’s voters may dig in against the long squeeze imposed on them from northern Europe. But don’t be too sure it will happen yet.