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?
We must ensure that, just as the UK voted Leave to take back control, local people take back control themselves.
The UK plus EFTA would have a greater GDP than Germany. As one, we would be the largest economy in Europe.
Implementing a fair and controlled skills-based immigration system would be a huge win for the Government – and deliver on a key pledge of the Brexit campaign.
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”.
It is not perfect, but I believe it delivers the essentials of leaving the EU while also recognising the real fears held by many Remainers.
His attack on the Brexiteers as Romantics runs the risk of dismissing the EU referendum as a fraud.
They risk a reputation of betraying the largest vote in British history.
David Cameron’s intervention in 2015, at the height of the refugee crisis, shows how a humane but firm approach to migration can work.
Any exceptions for those with job offers would simply be flimsy camouflage for a wholesale retreat and for the abandonment of a major pledge to the British public.
And: One Greg Clark. Two Vince Cables. Eleven Germans going home. 100,000 Remain protesters. 17 million Leave voters. Plus: Meanwhile, Javid gets on with his job.
What changed? When did we lose the global vocation that infused the Cabinet, Leavers and Remainers alike, two years ago?
He wants to take people with him in his quest to hit the Government’s target. But will radical policy ideas fit with his emollient political approach?
Merkel is threatened. Macron is outraged. Brussels is paralysed. And all three trends are taken by their opponents as signs that they are winning.
The passengers on board this ship came with ambition, skills, and a desire to play a part in the UK’s reconstruction after World War Two.