The country’s Prime Minister is a classic cakeist – berating the EU on the one hand, but not seeking to leave on the other.
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Tim Montgomerie: Don’t write off GB News. The channel’s naysayers should put their champagne back in the fridge.
Plus: my interview with Richard Tice. Can he keep the Conservative Party honest?
“Don’t make me laugh,” the former Brexit Party leader adds. “I’ve been hearing statements like this since 2019.”
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
Daniel Hannan: A tribute to Jens-Peter Bonde. A devastatingly able campaigner and giant of the Eurosceptic movement.
Thoughtful, polite and Left-of-Centre, he was the Eurosceptic whom federalists found it hardest to dislike.
David Gauke: The UK, the EU, vaccines – and future relations. Here, jingoistic politicians. There, Trumpian ones. Bodes badly.
The EU’s triggering of Article 16 is premature, provocative and sets a precedent that will be cited by those unwilling to accept the consequences of the Protocol.
Profile: Ben Wallace, one of Johnson’s Long Marchers, and a traditional but also irreverent Defence Secretary
Here is a politician educated at Sandhurst and on active service with the Scots Guards in Northern Ireland, not by reading PPE at Oxford.
Simon Richards: Almost 15 years ago, I helped to set up Better Off Out. This deal isn’t perfect – but it delivers what we campaigned for.
The agreement that Johnson has obtained rights the wrongs inflicted by Major and a succession of Europhile Prime Ministers.
For the second time in a year, the Brexit Party leader has ridden in behind the Prime Minister – for whom this news is a big plus.
Johnson should be praised for getting a deal at all – once again. But as matters stand, MPs won’t be able properly to consider it.
We have seen it in the context of Europe; we are seeing it in the context of Covid restrictions. We may more of it in tackling the public finances.
The fifth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
David Gauke: If Johnson goes for a Brexit trade deal, as he should, he should also go for a further implementation period.
Closing the transition period at the end of the year will cause even greater problems than necessary.
An excellent book about the Prime Minister has just been published. Unfortunately it is in German.
David Gauke: We’re urged to return to the office – but Ministers must face the fact that the world of work is changing.
Plus: On Last Night of the Proms, I get in touch with my inner Farage. And: On Brexit, it’s crunch time as the end of transition approaches.