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It is still possible to find a landing zone that would be acceptable for the EU and to Eurosceptics.
The Secretary-General of the European Commission denies that either of them want to punish Britain.
Selmayr and Weyand have got much of their way so far. And there’s every chance they will continue to dominate the process.
We have the full list from the New Progressive Democratic Liberal National Coalition Party – including a three-way Northern Ireland jobshare.
It’s the Bored of Brexits versus People against May, as she seeks to snoreathon her way to victory – by persuading MPs that voters have simply had enough.
The German Chancellor was stronger then than she is now. And there’s no guarantee that any compromise she might push would work.
In the event of no agreement, the Commission will be on its way out, new MEPs almost on their way in…and Selmayr will be in place. Send for the crucifixes and garlic!
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.
To listen to some commentators a few weeks ago, you’d have thought it was only EU membership – not shared interests and values – that brings allies together.
Both sides have moved somewhat ahead of next week’s summit. Behind the scenes, Davis has been touring capital cities, while Juncker’s sidekick is enmeshed in scandal.
Longer extension, Customs Union, ‘Common Market 2.0’ and so on all have severe downsides.