Willingness to leave the EU with no deal, but to pay for specific programmes, is popular. Intervention in businesses and the economy is not.
Over the last year, I’ve set out a number of policy ideas designed to appeal to lower middle class voters. Here are some of them.
Keeping the triple lock third from bottom; scrapping the Human Rights Act fifth from top; an energy price cap fourth from bottom.
Engagement and commercial benefits must not be sought at any price, lest we hand the region and our own citizens over to fanatics.
There are good reasons for placing all this in the “too difficult” box. But if Brexit was about anything, it was about sovereignty.
Their atrocities are without parallel in the modern world.
Let’s hope that Trump’s missile strikes on the Assad regime work. But May and her government must be a force for restraint if they don’t.
The then-President claimed the use of chemical weapons would ‘change his calculus’. Yet when the regime tested the West, we let it pass.
Dissidents in Eastern Europe could look to Thatcher’s Britain to stand up for their liberty. Are we still the sort of people to whom democrats turn?
We must not allow Brexit to force us to make lucrative deals with repressive autocracies, even as they commit human rights violations and possible war crimes.
The Government must try to build from the essentials out – security, legal certainty, frictionless trade. Zero tariffs would be the icing on the cake.
The European Convention on Human Rights is critical to holding the UK together.
Thank God for great European leaders, like Merkel, whose idiosyncratic approach to border control played such an understated role in last year’s Brexit vote.
We can build a Britain that is fair on immigration, trades globally and is outward-looking – underpinned by great values of equality, fairness and freedom.
“The report is wrong to assert that withdrawal puts the future of rights protection in doubt.”