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Posts Tagged: Greg Hands MP
In the event of No Deal, we should put on hold WTO tariffs for Irish trade on those items most likely to offer opportunities to organised crime.
The key to promotion in this shuffle wasn’t primarily having backed Leave – it was supporting Johnson.
Nicky Morgan: Our report on Alternative Arrangements holds the key to leaving the EU at last – and avoiding a general election
Those preparing to block No Deal should add our final report, to be released this week, to their summer reading list.
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The Commission which drew up the report will publish alongside it next month a Draft Alternative Arrangements Protocol.
Henry Newman: The Alternative Arrangements Commission offers the best route through the backstop problem
There are real, viable answers to this sticky problem. But rebuilding trust may be as hard as resolving technical questions.
The GATT XXIV plan – and why Brexiteers should pay the EU the compliment of taking its negotiating stance seriously.
Leavers insist correctly that the EU is a political project first and foremost. Which helps to explain why this scheme is unlikely to fly.
Johnson is set to face an early general election. His Cabinet must be ruthlessly shaped to fight it – on a No Deal platform.
Its members must be signed up to leaving on October 31. Here’s a rough draft of what the top team might look like.
Bim Afolami: Why I am joining the Commission seeking Alternative Arrangements for the Northern Ireland border
If you are sceptical, I understand. I was too. But this is the only viable way forward.
Nicky Morgan: If Tory MPs want May not to rely on Labour, then they know what they must do. Pass her deal as it stands.
We have just 17 days from tomorrow now to do what voters told us to do on the doorsteps last Thursday – namely, ‘get Brexit sorted’.
Philip Davies, a famously long-standing and committed Brexiteer, is among their number.
A tweet from Greg Hands gets to the heart of the matter in a single sentence.
“We have never said this.” Selmayr tweets a response to Hands’ ConHome article about him and Weyand.
The Secretary-General of the European Commission denies that either of them want to punish Britain.
Is she chickening out on Brexit? Or playing chicken with Commons and Party over her deal? Or merely a headless chicken herself – bent on daily survival?