The Shadow Chancellor believes that the House of Commons will force the Government to secure a deal.
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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.
Why wouldn’t we want to have world class customs systems, cutting edge digital border controls and resilient road infrastructure?
The truth is that any money committed now will return multiples of cost in a reduced price for an agreement with the EU.
By raising the possibility that EU law could retain its power after March 2019, the Prime Minister risks inflaming the concerns of Leavers.
The architects of Project Fear seem locked into a state of permanent depression about the UK’s future.
Syed Kamall: Why time pressure is cutting both ways in the Brexit talks – with pressure on the EU as well as the UK
Already, the EU is demanding discussion of certain trade matters which, according to its repeated statements, should not be brought up until the next phase of talks.
Richard Ashworth and Julie Girling apparently believe that the UK has not made ‘sufficient progress’ on Brussels’ check-list.
“Of course sometimes the exchanges are tough, but that is to be expected…because the prizes for success are enormous. As are the consequences of failure.”
Supporters of a new pro-free trade think-tank will be told that Tories are all behind them in principle. But…
Nor will the eventual separation from the EU see a sudden break. Rather, this will be a gradual and partial divergence.
The arrogant behaviour of the EU so far, bordering on the deliberately offensive, is a bluff that we need to call.
The Prime Minister is right to be optimistic about our future relationship with the EU, but we must be ready for every eventuality.
May needs to demonstrate that Whitehall is prepared – deal or no deal. Crossing one’s fingers and hoping for transition is not an alternative, or shouldn’t be.
This way we can secure full Single Market access, rather than settle for a free trade deal that would be suboptimal and take too long to negotiate.