Of course the Government must sell its vision and achievements, but we must also expose the hard left’s anti-democratic conduct and duplicity over Brexit.
Posts Tagged: Single Market
Henry Newman: Incoherent, contradictory and palpably ridiculous – the Opposition’s Brexit policy is a farce
The Conservatives should spend more time exposing the divisions on the Labour benches and less time arguing among themselves.
The Opposition claims to honour the outcome of the referendum, while opposing the UK taking back control of its laws, its money, and its borders.
The deal’s internal contradictions are coming back to haunt it, to the confusion of May, Varadkar, Juncker, Barnier – the whole lot of them.
As Michael Gove hints this morning, the Cabinet must finally debate and decide which route it prefers.
We must insist that an “in principle” agreement on trade be reached by the end of March 2018 – otherwise the EU will have us over a barrel.
Trade talks may collapse – or produce no deal worth signing. But at least they’re set to happen. That’s a big breakthrough for May.
Some said we would never get the conversation going. But now it’s ready to take place. Which should win the Prime Minister some Parliamentary respite.
Gisela Stuart: Ministers are mistaken. Regulatory alignment is Single Market membership in all but name. Here’s why.
The Prime Minister must reach an agreement which lays out clearly in black and white that the UK will not be relegated to the position of ‘rule-taker’.
Plus: May’s EU trials, Labour’s EU shifts – and how Russia got there before Trump by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Well, part of it.
Are we due a “Boris eruption”? Where he, May, Davis and Hammond are now on the Government’s Brexit strategy.
The Prime Minister’s stance on regulatory alignment is very hard indeed to square with his vision of a freewheeling Britain. Watch this space.
WATCH: Sturgeon and Khan are making “a foolish mistake” on the Single Market and Customs Union, says Davis
To the idea of leaving one part of the country behind, he replies: “No UK government would allow such a thing, let alone a Conservative and Unionist one.”
Of course Ulster’s trade with the mainland must be protected as top priority, but a degree of flexibility on regulations in a small number of sectors is sensible.
Also: DUP gear up for enhanced role whilst working on border compromise; and Holyrood committee shows its teeth and plunges SNP policy into chaos.
The Shadow Chancellor says he could “give a clearer view” of Labour’s position if the party were involved in the negotiations.
Brexit. How Britain’s lack of interest in Ireland, and Ireland’s lack of imagination about Britain, join to threaten disaster
Dublin likes to cite the Belfast Agreement, and we certainly all need what it exemplified – that’s to say, a good old-fashioned face-saving fudge.