“If we were to stay as a rule-taker…that would not be delivering on Brexit.”
Posts Tagged: Turkey
The use of live ammunition is the result of decisions either made or approved by the defence minister.
Henry Newman: Even if the Government concedes on an EU customs union, membership of it looks unsustainable. Here’s why.
Can we really imagine ministers rejecting Justin Trudeau’s trade deal offer, or one from the American administration, or from Australia and New Zealand?
Plus: Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani meet at the Three Wise Monkeys Summit – hear no evil, see no evil…and evil. Guess which is which.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 3) Peter Franklin: The values of the all-consuming state or market both deaden the human spirit
Even in an age of austerity, government has plenty of power and assets, which it could on a small-scale, experimental basis transfer to the control of community groups.
Caught between Moscow’s ruthless security forces and a million newly-arrived Russian settlers, the peninsula’s minority population deserves our support.
The Brexit negotiation. Raindrops keep falling on May’s head. But that doesn’t mean her eyes will soon be turning red.
Yes, the negotiation may break down. But some of the playing to the gallery has a ritual element about it, not unlike the staged theatrics of all-in wrestling.
The briefing about turning a Trade Bill vote into one of confidence unnecessarily raises the temperature between Ministers and Conservative MPs.
But a vote on some form of customs union is coming. Might it become a confidence issue?
Gary Kent: Two cheers for this report – which highlights the plight of the Kurds. While we turn a blind eye.
A new, diplomatically-phrased but still damning enquiry by the Foreign Affairs Committee throws light on the Government’s failures.
WATCH: Ici Londres – Staying in the Customs Union would be “the worst of all worlds”, argues Daniel Hannan
“Why is anyone arguing for this bizarre outcome?” If some are proposing it as a way to transition back into the EU, they should be honest enough to say so.
It would make no sense to spurn taking control of our trade policy and leave it with the EU – in which we will no longer have a say.
They offer the best chance to maintain influence in Syria to counter Moscow, but the question of their ongoing conflict with Turkey must be addressed.
It won’t be easy but regional powers can make it happen if they make the right choices.
The negotiations are complicated and deeply technical, but in the end they are about people – and I am determine that we will put people first.”