Johnson’s speech today and the Commission’s basic take are strangely similar – Brexit points to a Canada-type settlement on alignment and divergence.
Posts Tagged: Philip Hammond MP
The Justice Secretary is challenged over reports that Hammond will not be delivering one of a series of Ministerial set-piece speeches.
Whoever leads the Conservatives into the next election needs to gamble some of its political capital on winning over young, urban voters.
Henry Newman: Enough! May must make up her mind on Brexit – or risk the collapse of her negotiating position.
It’s often suggested that the Remain wing of the Cabinet wouldn’t wear such a choice. I doubt it.
Rather than reach for overly complex theories, look at what’s most likely to be the case.
A bright start in our Cabinet League Table for McVey, Lewis, Hancock & Hinds. Hammond’s rating heads west.
And the Prime Minister, tenth in the table last time round, is back in negative territory and second from bottom.
Respondents are much where they were a few weeks ago, for all the turmoil that has taken place since the reshuffle.
The Moggcast. Episode Two. Johnson is “an amazingly charismatic figure. He’s a leader. And that is so impressive about him.”
The Chancellor is opposing Government policy, he laments – before calling for more defence spending, and praising “wonderful, forthright, gutsy” Claire Perry.
Nicky Morgan: Perhaps the Prime Minister should have gone. But she didn’t. The Cabinet must now take a lead.
Ministers need get a grip by acting collectively to agree a Brexit end-state based in reality and on what Parliament will approve eventually – and then stick to it.
He says the government is aiming for a future trade agreement that “will be as frictionless and as free trade as we possibly can” with our European neighbours.
When asked about Hammond’s future as Chancellor, the MP for North East Somerset says that “really is a matter for the Prime Minister”.
The Conservative MP says that the Chancellor “needs to have the Prime Minister’s back, and he doesn’t”.
Hammond’s indiscipline shows why May should have moved him – and why she must stop dithering over Brexit
If making a final decision seemed too risky for the Prime Minister, her deliberate indecision has now proved even more dangerous.
The Prime Minister’s failure to talk about the dependence of the NHS on the economy is bizarre.
Brexit has transformed the context in which we plan our security. Commitments to our European neighbours and Global Britain require more money.