The UK should copy Canada only in regard to how it pursues a deal, and that means securing one that is bespoke to our economic needs and realities.
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Cox told the Cabinet that the EU’s admittance that the backstop can be temporary was a step forward. He is right, although the devil will be in the detail.
Alexander Temerko: The relationship between business and government has never been as meaningless as under May
The key to a good Brexit is empowering UK entrepreneurs to talk to their European counterparts and become ambassadors for Downing Street’s plan.
Our survey. Brexit preferences. One in ten respondents go for Norway to Canada. Almost half want Canada Plus Plus Plus.
Meanwhile, almost a third of replies support a trade-off over a longer transition and the backstop. Two-thirds oppose any transition extension.
It now the main issue blocking a negotiated agreement – thus risking a No Deal and potentially a harder Irish border. In short, it risks triggering the very thing it is supposed to avoid.
Nick Hargrave: The Conservatives should be thinking ahead about a future border poll in Northern Ireland
Ireland has in recent years moved from a restrictive semi-theocratic state to a more relaxed definition of Irishness. And then there is Brexit…
Ireland risks a hard border, imposed on it by the rest of the EU, if a way isn’t found by all parties of climbing off the self-contradictory backstop clauses.
The significance of the Northern Ireland SpAd’s tweet lies less in its content than its author – and that it has been issued at all.
John Hayes: Talking of threats to the Belfast Agreement, here’s another – this abortion bill to be considered next week
The British Government has repeatedly and recently confirmed that abortion law has long been a devolved matter, and it should stay that way.
The only potential escape lane from a breakdown in the negotiation and No Deal gridlock is marked “to Canada”.
Cox’s intervention at May’s meeting of senior Cabinet ministers last week to discuss Brexit plans turned out to be crucial.
It isn’t just pro-Brexit MPs who should be watching the Prime Minister carefully. It’s pro-Union ones: in other words, all of them.
Stephen Booth: Why No Deal will only shave a small slice off growth – if we act wisely over the medium-term
Brexit won’t be the most important factor shaping our growth over the next decade or so, whether we leave with an agreement or without one.
Whitehall’s touted model is inherently flawed. It was ruled out during the referendum and by the Conservative manifesto.
The Chairman of the Conservative Party emphasises that May has been “very clear” in committing to keep the “structure of the UK” intact.