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Posts Tagged: Michel Barnier
Garvan Walshe: Breaking the Withdrawal Agreement risks the No Deal Brexit this Government was elected to avoid
The Tories’ plan will be blocked by the Lords, anyway, as it contradicts the party’s promise to implement the agreement made in November 2019.
Stephen Booth: With four months left to get a Brexit deal, state aid is the major stumbling block for the UK and EU.
At the start of the summer there were reasons for optimism about an agreement. However, the mood appears to have turned.
Nicola Richards: What happened when I explained to Barnier why EU law is no longer supreme in Germany
My run-in with him reinforced the patently obvious – that the Union is lost in a labyrinth of its own denial and dogma.
Roderick Crawford: Almost halfway through July, there is still no sign that a trade deal with the EU is possible – never mind probable.
For many, WTO terms are good enough for trade and the compromises required for a deal are politically unacceptable.
The CBI supports the Government’s timetable and Starmer is keeping his head down. It is quite the turnaround.
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.