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.
If the Government wants to protect our long-term macroeconomic future, this is the correct step to take.
Furthermore, the world will soon realise that Brexit is no disaster but rather a big positive which could harness growth.
The implications of the crisis are such that Johnson and Sunak need not so much to think outside the box as to trample it to tatters altogether.
Plus: Keep the Brexit TV debate simple. Giving Allin-Khan and Duncan a piece of my mind. And: Carney – we’ve heard it all before.
As a bloc with heightened economic weight, with the UK as a key influence, it would have greater flexibility to negotiate over issues such as immigration and budgetary contributions.
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.
We need to be tough – without a deal, they should get no money from us, reduced troop levels in Eastern Europe, less help on refugee issues in the Mediterranean.
If Italy really is to make a radical, momentous break with the Euro, sooner or later, voters should explicitly endorse the move.
Readers will see that it is all plain sailing for the plan reportedly being cooked up by “Tory grandees”.
Replying to Alex Morton’s column of a week ago, the ASI’s Senior Fellow argues that the response to the financial crisis was imperfect, but more right than wrong.
Storming results for the Five Star Movement and the League pose big challenges to the established structure of Italian politics, to the EU, and to the left more generally.