Instead of listening to what Scotland can’t do without Brussels, I want our government to start talking about the opportunities on our doorstep.
The first of a new series of pieces by Policy Exchange for ConservativeHome looking at the various issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.
The agreement that Johnson has obtained rights the wrongs inflicted by Major and a succession of Europhile Prime Ministers.
Here’s how can now use our freedoms as we leave – assuming there is no last-minute wish to be sensible by the EU and agree a free trade deal.
In his new history, Stephen Wall describes the unbridgeable divide on Europe into which any Prime Minister is in danger of tumbling.
The truth is that Eurocrats see Britain as a rule-taking dependent, like Macedonia or Ukraine, rather than as a wholly independent nation.
No self-respecting democracy could accept the sort of concessions demanded by the victor after a war had been won.
No guilt attaches to Boris Johnson, unless by betraying the industry a second time he chooses to endorse and embrace that earlier guilt.
Many of these matters can only be made on the basis of imperfect information. The advantage of the elected official making the ultimate decision is one of accountability.
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
Most of the sound and furore about making it happen is all about means, but there has been virtually no debate about the ends.
The solution to the challenges we face doesn’t lie in burying our heads in the sand or in jumping ship to another party.
Precisely because it would be a rather unnecessary addition to the current deal, it is hard to argue that the proposal would be a disaster for Brexit.
I voted for the Prime Minister’s deal today. But the Commons didn’t – and we now all need a positive alternative.