There are clear signs that Brussels is laying the ground for a compromise – we must not remove their incentive to produce one.
Posts Tagged: Poland
Stella Creasy & Debbie Abrahams: A referendum got us here. Now let a Citizens’ Assembly – and more direct democracy – take us forward.
We want to learn from what other Parliaments have done when faced with difficult choices. Such an assembly would report back within ten weeks.
The Speaker is unlikely to select backbench amendments designed to help her, so her least bad option is a Government one.
The Hungarian Prime Minister has violated democratic norms, and exploited British taxpayers’ money to enrich his elite. Why protect him?
Our exit in will coincide with a new cycle of European elections which will redraw political power in the European Parliament and other EU institutions.
Robert Halfon: A second referendum would be an insult to the people, a stunt worthy of a banana republic
Plus: Why it’s unfair to misrepresent Poland’s history; and the joy of a good book and a large cigar.
David Cameron’s intervention in 2015, at the height of the refugee crisis, shows how a humane but firm approach to migration can work.
As we leave the EU there is never a better time for the UK to show the world that Global Britain promotes and protects the causes of those in need.
Merkel is threatened. Macron is outraged. Brussels is paralysed. And all three trends are taken by their opponents as signs that they are winning.
Look wider than the tragic tale of Alfie Evans. And ask if the balance of power is right between families and the state.
Disputes have focused on questions arising from his plight – parental, ethical, legal. But it may be useful to widen the angle of the lens.
Britain would be powerless to deter Russian aggression, because he doesn’t see upholding peace and security in Europe – let alone the world – to be part of his job.
Henry Newman: The unified reaction to the Skripal affair suggests talk of Britain’s ‘isolation’ was premature
To listen to some commentators a few weeks ago, you’d have thought it was only EU membership – not shared interests and values – that brings allies together.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 3) Peter Franklin: The values of the all-consuming state or market both deaden the human spirit
Even in an age of austerity, government has plenty of power and assets, which it could on a small-scale, experimental basis transfer to the control of community groups.
It’s time for us to acknowledge that it is a response to our own failures – and to listen to voters who are opting for it.
The “extraordinary international response by our allies” amounts to “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers ever”, Johnson says.