Will we get back our sovereignty next year? Will the agreement be good in trade terms? I fear ministers may end up settling for thin gruel.
Extension would be a breach of promise, but it offers advantages which the Prime Minister’s vassal arrangement does not.
It’s important that Party members have a correct understanding.
Martin Howe QC is a former Conservative councillor and parliamentary candidate who has written a number of publications on constitutional and European matters. As today's Sunday Telegraph speculates that eurosceptic Tory MPs may seek to defeat the European Union Bill later this month if it is not amended to their liking, he explains here why […]
Patel denounces BBC for “xenophobia” for attacking Rwanda refugee deal “Priti Patel has accused the BBC of exhibiting an “undercurrent” of xenophobia when reporting the Government’s new immigration deal with Rwanda. Reigniting a war with the broadcaster, the Home Secretary said she was “taken aback” by the tone of BBC journalists’ references to the African […]
The agreement that Johnson has obtained rights the wrongs inflicted by Major and a succession of Europhile Prime Ministers.
ERG set to endorse Johnson’s Brexit deal, but not its truncated Parliamentary scrutiny “MPs will vote on the deal on Wednesday. But members of the European Research Group of Brexiteers demanded that a binding vote be delayed for three weeks to allow full scrutiny of a treaty that will define relations for decades. The ERG’s […]
Johnson should be praised for getting a deal at all – once again. But as matters stand, MPs won’t be able properly to consider it.
The former Chief Adviser has had little to do with the negotiation recently, but his leaving has knock-on effects on it. Here’s why.
US 1) The pollsters are wrong again: election is too close to call “America’s destiny was last night on a knife edge as President Trump held key battleground states including Florida and Ohio keeping his hopes of re-election alive and dashing all thoughts of a landslide for Joe Biden. Counting is set to continue in the […]
New ‘three-tier’ coronavirus alert system from curfews to full lockdown on the way to ‘simplify’ the rules “Boris Johnson has ordered health chiefs to simplify complex local lockdown rules within days after widespread confusion. Echoing his streamlining of social mixing regulations into a simpler “rule of six” the PM wants to implement a new tier […]
When such Brexiteers as Michael Howard and Norman Lamont are tearing into you over international law, you have just a bit of problem.
Johnson and Cummings’ previous assaults on the pre-Brexit order have been brilliantly conceived. This one may not be up to the same standard.
Coronavirus: Government ‘prepares for death toll of 100,000’… “Ministers are preparing for a potential coronavirus death toll as high as 100,000 as they try to brace the country for months of upheaval without spreading panic. Boris Johnson will chair his second meeting of the Cobra emergency committee tomorrow, where medical experts are expected to recommend that […]
Johnson poised to defy US and approve Huawei 5G “The prime minister is about to formally announce that the government will allow Huawei technology in the UK’s 5G network, despite intense lobbying from the Trump administration. He said yesterday that “a very important strategic win” was possible to provide the benefits of a faster internet […]