The CBI supports the Government’s timetable and Starmer is keeping his head down. It is quite the turnaround.
Posts Tagged: Michel Barnier
Stephen Booth: Barnier sees the need for compromise. The question is whether EU member states will let him.
He was sent in to play hardball with the UK – on the expectation it would cave into demands. But this assumption has been proven wrong.
Roderick Crawford: It’s time to recast the Brexit trade negotiation – and for Johnson to travel to Brussels
Essentially, the EU seems to want a controlled partnership, not a partnership that works because there are shared values and common interests.
Roderick Crawford: The UK/EU negotiation. How the impasse on state aid arose and how it can be ended.
It is clear from the Declaration that the Council’s directives for negotiating the future relationship with the UK have departed substantially from it.
Stephen Booth: Contrary to expectations, the UK may have the upper hand as Brexit negotiations intensify
With its objective being British sovereignty, Johnson’s government can justify economic disruption better than the EU.
Gender diversity is not arbitrary identity politics; it matters for decision-making, particularly in the fight against the disease.
No guilt attaches to Boris Johnson, unless by betraying the industry a second time he chooses to endorse and embrace that earlier guilt.
The election delivered Conservative MPs located precisely in the industrial areas that are vulnerable to the government’s own policy of divergence.
He says that this time the talks between the two parties will alternate between Brussels and London.
Getting a deal on the future relationship in a mere 11 months will be challenging, but it is not impossible.
The first phase may have been the most fraught, but Johnson’s deal leaves lots to do – and many decisions to make – in the next stage.
The big prize will be that the UK’s economic and trade freedom will be restored, something May’s backstop would have prevented, potentially indefinitely.
He compares the process to climbing a mountain and says it will take ‘vigilance, determination and patience’ to strike a deal.
David Trimble and Roderick Crawford: The Government’s new proposals meet the EU’s original aims better than the backstop
The last has failed to meet the objectives set out in both the original negotiating guidelines and in the Northen Ireland Protocol itself.
David Trimble: We can do better than the backstop. Why the Withdrawal Agreement breaches the terms of the Belfast Agreement.
The Commission is negotiating the terms of the UK’s withdrawal; yet the subject matter on which we are all stuck is not entirely within the jurisdiction of the EU.