Too many MPs and civil servants have fought to prevent the UK doing things differently, seeking to keep us tied to the EU whatever the costs.
High standards of governance helped the City establish itself as a global centre for finance. We should seek to make of the digital pound another trusted institution.
British politicians are more than capable of committing blunders, but so too are their continental opposite numbers.
European populism is partially a symptom of the EU’s fatal flaws. We were lucky to escape in 2016, but for the nations who remain, Britain’s role should be that of helpful friend, not mischief-maker.
Liberal commentators can no longer use the former Chancellor as a stick with which to beat British Prime Ministers.
Whether writing, speaking or negotiating, he puts on a performance which the spectators enjoy all the more because it horrifies the guardians of convention.
Using modern Germany as a stick with which to beat old-fashioned Britain is a grave mistake.
Nation states can act decisively when they wish to do so: the EU seems paralysed.
The constant mistake of the pro-Brussels Establishment has been to assume that voters – especially Leave voters – are thick.
Here in Britain, the two main parties are being punished by voters for tearing up their Brexit commitments.
Progressive commentators and saloon-bar orators are wrong to condemn MPs for finding the national issue hard to settle.
The former Foreign Secretary says May’s team are inexperienced in EU negotiations and are “pushing out disinformation”.
Making London a truly global financial centre again, with all that would imply for Britain’s place in the world, could quickly become more attractive than the apathy of decline, however proudly sovereign.
British commentators who jumped to condemn his decision as a travesty of democracy failed to understand the country’s constitutional traditions.
If Italy really is to make a radical, momentous break with the Euro, sooner or later, voters should explicitly endorse the move.