In the wake of Johnson’s deal, the Government must balance its plan for Northern Ireland with strengthening “our precious Union” – all four parts of it.
Posts Tagged: Martin Howe QC
Dinah Glover: The Prime Minister lacks empathy, negotiates badly – and doesn’t lead. The Conservative Party needs to get her out now.
The final humiliation is now being delivered upon us in the form of the European elections – elections to an institution that we voted to leave three years ago.
The panel, comprising legally-trained Conservative and DUP MPs as well as outside experts, set out their full legal reasoning for rejecting the deal.
And it’s a thumbs-down for the revised deal from Cash, Raab and the committee of eight lawyers. No surprises there.
Which presumably means, since Dodds is one of the eight, that the DUP takes the same view.
If her revised plan fails, the most likely outcomes are an even softer Brexit or a second referendum.
The latter, we believe. And we caution against presuming that they are predisposed to support a revised deal.
Justine Greening: Brexit. We’re going round in circles – and only a second referendum can give a sense of direction
I also propose the Government staying neutral to recognise that people across the Conservative Party have very genuinely held, but different, views.
A new leader would need a new plan to reverse this evident humiliation of May’s leadership and of British statecraft.
You may have thought his speech over the top. (And he may have thought so too.) But politics needs top-flight people who are really good at what they do.
The Prime Minister once promised that: “We are not leaving only to return to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. That’s not going to happen.”
James Arnell: Ready on Day One for Brexit. 1) Money. If there’s no deal, and the EU fails to play fair, we shouldn’t pay it a penny.
I would propose that we pay a total of €12 billion as our “divorce bill” – even if there’s no FTA. But subject to three conditions.
The list of hopefuls includes two businesswomen, an NHS psychiatrist, three barristers and Theresa May’s SpAd.