Any deal that leaves the UK aligned with EU rules or which deprives us of control over our trading future would not be honouring the referendum result.
The clock is ticking on the Brexit negotiations and spreading confusion in this manner will only undermine the Prime Minister’s negotiating hand.
It’s often suggested that the Remain wing of the Cabinet wouldn’t wear such a choice. I doubt it.
The Opposition claims to honour the outcome of the referendum, while opposing the UK taking back control of its laws, its money, and its borders.
The deal’s internal contradictions are coming back to haunt it, to the confusion of May, Varadkar, Juncker, Barnier – the whole lot of them.
We need a new negotiating team – who will come in hard, making it clear to the EU that we are not going to roll over.
As Michael Gove hints this morning, the Cabinet must finally debate and decide which route it prefers.
What the European Commission President said at this morning’s press conference.
Plus: May’s EU trials, Labour’s EU shifts – and how Russia got there before Trump by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Well, part of it.
No agreement today between the two. The EU’s deadline has slipped, as Downing Street had warned. Did the DUP sink a deal?
The run-up to the European Council meetings next week could decide the future of the negotiations.
If a £55 billion payment to the EU to start talks on trade has been agreed, it would be an outrage. There is no legal basis for such demands.
A sensible solution is achievable, but unnecessary brinksmanship and over-the-top rhetoric helps nobody.
Those who still refuse to accept we’re really going to leave the EU are misreading the process, the politics, and the people.
There’s more than a hint in the air that they are happy to let the negotiation get sticky – and wait for capital to flee the UK and for investment to plummet.