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Posts Tagged: Switzerland
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.
The Cabinet must have a clearer collective idea than it does now of what it wants to gain from a deal – and, in particular, how it intends to handle regulatory divergence.
Andrew Green: No, EFTA membership would not give us adequate control of immigration. There is a better way.
MigrationWatch has suggested that those EU migrants with skills in short supply should be able to come to the UK for a time-limited period after Brexit.
Young people eat out, often several times a week – my fiancée and I could only afford to eat out once a month at most. They are also better paid, absolutely and relatively.
Though if May moves Philip Hammond, or seeks to, she is also likely to move Boris Johnson, or try to.
It would be the easiest, least disruptive, and most productive way for this country to genuinely leave the EU until we have a bespoke UK-EU deal.
The Government needs to make a decision on our post-Brexit economic model, reinvigorate the Conservatives in office – and win the votes of the next generation.
The key question is not whether we can diverge, but whether we can do so without asking the EU first and obtaining their prior agreement.
May in Florence. She confirms that she wants an implementation phase. Having one is unavoidable – but also dangerous.
There is no guarantee that the EU27 and the Commission will accept her ideas. And there may be no deal at all. In which case the question lingers: are we ready?
The suggestion here seems to be to keep current and future EU law – and thus the ECJ. We would accept EU laws as they developed without a say.
Henry Newman: Johnson has got the Foreign Office back in Brexit business. And for that we should all be grateful.
From speaking to civil servants, it seems that – at least until recently – the Cabinet had not properly considered either a preferred end state or indeed transition policy.
Lewis Baston: Disraeli’s “leap in the dark” towards modern democracy. 150 years on from the 1867 Reform Act.
Two cheers for a measure that, though mostly about managing, dividing and taming popular opinion, remains a reforming landmark.
Henry Newman: Of the Government’s two proposals for post-Brexit customs policy, only one is workable
The policy paper provides welcome clarity, but it’s time the Treasury gave up on the fiendishly difficult model it prefers.
We simply don’t know yet what outcome could command a broad consensus. Everything short of no deal and remaining in the EU should be kept on the table.