Our columnist provides the second piece in our series this week about Brexit – almost a year since the end of transition.
Are we making the most of leaving the European Union – and if not what should we do to get the best out of it?
The latest wave of an in-depth tracker project shows that a long-term softening of public attitudes has continued during the pandemic.
The single most important thing for right-leaning outsiders to understand is that boards don’t control most of a firm’s political comment.
He is well-placed to knock on the doors of individual member states, as the Government and the Union lock horns over free movement.
For too many legislators, biffing the Prime Minister for a short-term thrill is the acme of political maturity.
If Putin hoped that Brexit would detach us from our alliances, there’s no evidence of that happening so far, and much to the contrary.
We’ve learned nothing at all about his outlook but quite a lot about his capacities during the last tumultuous twelve months.
Three million of them are unlikely to pitch up here, but government must plan for all eventualities – and support for its plan wouldn’t survive a mass influx.
If so much, as Ministers suggest, depends on common sense, nuance, context and common sense, people will draw the inevitable conclusion.
It may be significant that the one person who doesn’t seem to be making their mistake is Keir Starmer.
The perils and volatility that the Coronavirus – that ultimate leveller-down – brings with it suddenly endanger last year’s near-landslide winner.