The EU started trade talks with the country back in 2007 and suspended them in 2013. Will post-Brexit Britain find it easier?
If you are sceptical, I understand. I was too. But this is the only viable way forward.
The final humiliation is now being delivered upon us in the form of the European elections – elections to an institution that we voted to leave three years ago.
Such deals can seem intangible and conceptual, so I and a team of experts are today launching a proposed agreement which both sides could accept.
Obama’s EU referendum intervention didn’t help deliver a Remain result for Cameron. It’s not clear that the Government has learned from the experience.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
The UK should be playing chess on multiple chess boards, with a strategy to advance the priorities in each. Progress in one arena reinforces the others.
Its failures begins with the machinery of Government – the core civil service itself. This must be fixed.
The idea that our departure opens up new economic opportunities is a huge challenge to those who built their careers on the Brussels model.
The final article in the author’s five-piece series on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
Doing so would be a concrete and welcome improvement to the lives of millions of people.
They will want to ask themselves if they really want to spurn last year’s referendum result and the Party’s manifesto commitment.
It backed nationalisation in the ’40s. It opposed Thatcher’s economic policy in the ’80s. It supported the Euro in the ’90s. And now it wants Single Market membership.
Far from trying to re-fight the battles of 2016 and perpetuate Leave-Remain divisions, most voters are now keen to embrace Britain’s post-EU future.