This fiscal rule would leave governments free to borrow for infrastructure investments – but day-to-day spending would be paid through your and my taxes.
Posts Tagged: Norway
The UK plus EFTA would have a greater GDP than Germany. As one, we would be the largest economy in Europe.
What may count most today is not whether the water simmers over, but whether his temper and patience do instead – or first.
Andrew Green: Next up after today’s Chequers summit – immigration. Free movement must end. No ifs or buts.
Any exceptions for those with job offers would simply be flimsy camouflage for a wholesale retreat and for the abandonment of a major pledge to the British public.
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 Morley and Outwood MP says that her constituents want the Brexit they voted for – and asks why Downing Street accuses Leavers but not Remainers of “bullying”.
John Stevenson, Jeremy Lefroy and Paul Masterton: There’s a better way for the Government on Europe – joining EFTA
Within EFTA, there are already two models of relationship with the EU – the EEA and the Swiss model. There is no reason why there could not be a third.
The Shadow Brexit Secretary claims that there is now widespread concern about the Government’s ability to bring home any sort of deal at all.
We are being nudged towards Norway Minus rather than Canada Plus Plus Plus almost without anyone noticing.
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
“Our economy is very different from Norway”, she explains as she demurs from Lord Kinnock’s proposals.
“I’m not saying that there would be an organised push, but the letters would just go in to Graham Brady,” one senior pro-Leave backbencher told this site yesterday.
Henry Newman: Even if the Government concedes on an EU customs union, membership of it looks unsustainable. Here’s why.
Can we really imagine ministers rejecting Justin Trudeau’s trade deal offer, or one from the American administration, or from Australia and New Zealand?
Large companies should be required to offer paternity leave on the same basis as maternity leave. Families should have the choice of who should stay home.
Henry Newman: May is right – the EU cherry-picks whenever it is politically convenient. Brexit should be such a time.
From its range of tailor-made trade deals to its habit of allowing Member States to break the rules, Brussels is more flexible than Barnier’s rhetoric might suggest.