What would the lesser men who would bring her down have done: put migrants on sealed trains in their tens of thousands and send them – where, exactly?
There has been agreement about its status between the UK and Spain – contrary to Remain warnings during and since the referendum.
The former Foreign Secretary says May’s team are inexperienced in EU negotiations and are “pushing out disinformation”.
Plus: Here in Spain, I tremble at the prospect of losing water and electricity, and of eating Spanish meat. And: Prepare for my sordid confessions.
I live and work in Spain. My fiancée is an EU citizen. Each of our futures, and our shared plans, are now tangled in a Brexit waiting game.
They benefit from tariff and quota-free access. If you eat calamari in southern Europe, there is about a 50 per cent chance it is a Falklands squid.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.
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.
Some specialist hospitals have made stellar consultant appointments from abroad. However, many doctors relocating here are economic migrants.
Behind the scenes many of Europe’s nations and regions are weighing the cost of a hard Brexit and pushing for a better deal.
I joined the Conservatives six months after this year’s general election, with a vision to help us progress in the area of social equality.
Those who still refuse to accept we’re really going to leave the EU are misreading the process, the politics, and the people.
EU leaders – encourage by a rump of British Europhiles – are pursuing the fantasy that if they bully us enough, we might change our minds.
Self-determination always involves conflict. In some cases that is justified, a conflict of necessity. In others it is not.
The tiniest quantum of goodwill would have solved – indeed, might yet solve – the problem. But neither side is willing to display it.