Oddly there is no line that says ‘we might leave the EU, but only if the process passes tests that Philip Hammond isn’t applying publicly at this stage’.
Posts Tagged: Tory Manifesto 2017
Iain Mansfield: Brexit by October 31. Stop using the Left’s language. And stand for skilled workers. Essentials for our next Prime Minister.
Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
Colin Blackwell: A wise Govenment would harness the potential of expatriates, the original ‘global Britons’
Conservatives Abroad has several suggestions for how the next Prime Minister can better engage with this large and increasingly important constituency.
Mark Harper: Social care. It’s not all about the elderly. Let’s meet the needs of disabled people of working age too.
The former Minister for Disabled People contributes the first article in a three-part mini-series on reform to the adult social care system.
He is not wide of the election manifesto on which he stood, and should not be no-confidenced this evening. But there is a sting in the tail.
Nick Hargrave: What’s needed now to get us out of this mess. First, a new leader. Next, a general election.
To be able to move on, the candidates must first articulate an honest vision of our new relationship with the European Union.
In trying to find a way across, and to secure the votes she needs from Labour MPs, the Prime Minister risks unintended consequences.
If May backs a Brexit extension once, why wouldn’t she do so again? And U-turn on a second referendum too?
The words of Gordon Brown to Tony Blair echo in our ears. “There is nothing that you could say to me now that I could ever believe”.
It would bring with it many compensations, including regulatory freedom, tariff income and £39 billion of cold, hard cash.
Javid is right to bury the “tens of thousands” target – but he needs to set out a clear pathway to lower migration.
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
Esther McVey: Now that May’s Brexit deal has been voted down, we need to win back trust. Here’s how.
We also need to examine a ‘no deal transition period’ – i.e: a payment for a period of time to enable both the UK and the EU to adjust to the changes ahead of us.
Tory MPs were elected on a manifesto which affirmed that “…we continue to believe that no deal is better than a bad deal for the UK.”
Is she chickening out on Brexit? Or playing chicken with Commons and Party over her deal? Or merely a headless chicken herself – bent on daily survival?
David Davis: There has long been an alternative to this discredited deal. It’s the Canada-style plan that Tusk and Barnier offered us.
If we need to leave with no deal and negotiate a free trade agreement during the transition period, so be it.