As an old European Conservatives and Reformists hand, our columnist has centre-right connections in the EU, Europe, America – and worldwide.
In time, the ECR Group will increasingly be recognised as an important part of Cameron’s political legacy.
I am excited by Britain’s post-Brexit prospects but will not stop caring about the EU when I close my Brussels office door for the last time in March.
After we leave the EU, Tories should take care to maintain the alliances we have built with like-minded politicians on the continent.
Is it truly necessary to keep reciting these arguments? Sadly, yes – in each generation some people are drawn to brutal ideologies.
Meanwhile, shock, anger, sorrow and denial over the democratic decision of the British people to leave the EU has been replaced by a more business-like approach.
The overwhelming evidence, after years of trying, is that the political will and courage simply is not there.
The starting point for our negotiations should be to retain full access to – but not membership of – the Single Market, while also taking full control of our borders.
At last we could pass a decisive parliamentary vote for cooperative action in Syria, and now lead a reform agenda in the EU which could make way for two-tier membership.
The latest social action project undertaken by the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists.
There are people in Brussels who will want to drive a proposal so that the institutions here can grab more power, gain more profile and seem more relevant.
We won in the UK, entered government in Finland, welcomed a new Italian party, won the Polish Presidency and are optimistic about the Danish election.
The Vice President of the EU Commission shares our frustrations with the Brussels machine.
Support for entrepreneurs, low corruption, strong institutions, and sensible taxes are a sensible blueprint for success.