Number 10’s plan was summarised in the statement released after Chequers. The Ministers’ was contained in DexEU’s draft of the White Paper.
Posts Tagged: Liam Fox MP
If no deal is better than a bad one, the sum of this policy is certainly a bad deal. Tory leavers now face a bleak choice.
What may count most today is not whether the water simmers over, but whether his temper and patience do instead – or first.
Meanwhile, Williamson and Johnson’s approval ratings are in the doldrums.
A Brexit in the hand is worth two in the bush. None the less, the Commons will have to vote her proposals down, if the EU banks them but offers no proper deal in return.
The ‘special relationship’ is under strain on several fronts, but the President remains one of the strongest and most important international supporters of Brexit.
May’s appeal next week at Chequers will be founded in grinding detail, not Churchillian rhetoric. Key to agreement will be taking Ministers with her and springing no untoward surprises.
“If we have not got a deal that’s good for Britain. If there were attempts to keep us in the Customs Union or the Single Market then we would have to have no deal.”
We are being nudged towards Norway Minus rather than Canada Plus Plus Plus almost without anyone noticing.
Speculation about pressure on Williamson, or calculation about Cabinet numbers, misses a key point: May must keep Davis and Fox onside.
The best way forward might be a statute of limitations on past conduct that covers the United Kingdom as a whole.
The consequences of Customs Union indecision. How Britain could end up with EEA-lite – formally or informally.
The longer the delay in making a decision, the longer it will take for an alternative to be ready.
Trade brings prosperity which brings security. The case for it needs political champions today. Fox’s trade speech: full text.
Our non-EU exports are evenly split between goods and services. Yet it is services that present the greatest opportunity to expand Britain’s trade.
There are two options under consideration. One in particular, the partnership model, is unworkable and unacceptable. It should be put out of its misery.
That’s four Cabinet Ministers gone in less than a year since the election – Michael Fallon, Priti Patel, Damian Green…and now the Home Secretary.