The German Chancellor was stronger then than she is now. And there’s no guarantee that any compromise she might push would work.
Posts Tagged: Renegotiation
Henry Newman: We were told progress on Brexit was impossible, but it keeps happening – thanks to compromise on both sides
It’s imperfect – consider fishing. It’s incomplete. It means kicking cans down the road. But that approach is sensible – and, crucially, it is working, bit by bit.
Daniel Hannan: No matter how much Tusk might wish it, there will be no second referendum, and no cancellation of Brexit
A bit of romantic rhetoric from Brussels cannot change the fact that their only offers – before and after we voted Leave – have been provocatively unacceptable.
It was the former Prime Minister himself who presided over the drawing up of the Article 50 process from which there is no known means of resiling.
The then Prime Minister’s deal was scarely mentioned by either campaign during the referendum – but had a decisive effect on the result none the less.
No-one expects the former Prime Minister to be happy about what has happened. But trying to dodge responsibility is deeply unattractive.
They should be given some things that are genuinely awkward for us, and have their existential concerns addressed.
Advice to the Government’s transitional team.
Interview. Crabb on his “party and national unity candidacy”. And why we need a One Nation Government that gets on with Brexit.
“I think that I’m somebody with a strong grasp of some of the social and economic divisions in our country and with a sense of direction for the future.”
Peter Marshall: Cameron’s renegotiation was a success, not a failure – and gives us exactly the semi-detatched position in Europe we need
It offers Britain a unique position of advantage within the EU.
Christopher Howarth: Cameron’s Hollow Deal 5) It isn’t future-proof – indeed, its already out of date
The final post in this series on how the Prime Minister’s aim of a reformed Europe, claimed by him as the basis for a Remain vote, was not achieved by his renegotiation.
Christopher Howarth: Cameron’s Hollow Deal 4) National parliaments remain weak, while Brussels seeks an EU Presidency
The latest in our series on how the Prime Minister’s aim of a reformed Europe, claimed by him as the basis for a Remain vote, was not achieved by his renegotiation.
Christopher Howarth: Cameron’s Hollow Deal 2) We gave up a veto – and may not get what we were promised in return
Part Two of a ConHome series on how the Prime Minister’s aim of a reformed Europe, claimed by him as the basis for a Remain vote, was not achieved by his renegotiation.
Over the coming weeks, MPs from our team will be setting out on ConservativeHome and elsewhere how the UK would forge beneficial new arrangements.
The referendum takes place a month today. We’re hearing a lot about the risks of going. We should hear more about the risks of staying.