The negative economic and political real-world consequences of implementing the Protocol cannot be what either intended.
Or so it really seems – which is a personal coup for Johnson. Churchill walked with destiny. Today, the Prime Minister, in his serio-comic way, is winking at it.
Downing Street’s soft power alliance to help constrain China would support and project common values.
While working on its Brexit deal, it is simultaneously cultivating trade relationships with Japan, the US, Australia and New Zealand.
He was sent in to play hardball with the UK – on the expectation it would cave into demands. But this assumption has been proven wrong.
For both Brexiteers and the EU, Brexit is a constitutional issue, from which economic consequences flow, rather than the other way around.
The key question now for Conservative MPs is whether they can support the UK being trapped in a customs union – and the dismemberment of the Union itself.
Since she might not get an acceptable agreement, or indeed any at all, the Government must strain to get Ready for Day One, not Ready for Day 730.
Stephen Booth is Research Director for Open Europe. We are told that work has begun in Whitehall on how the UK might return powers from Brussels to Westminster, but the question is how can this be achieved and what, exactly, should the Government be looking to repatriate? In the first of a series of reports looking […]
Stephen Booth is Research Director for Open Europe. As if the eurozone crisis wasn’t already sufficiently threatening UK growth and jobs, soon another EU-conceived measure will provide another heavy blow. Unless the Government intervenes, on Saturday 1 October, new EU regulations will come into force which will make life yet harder for UK businesses. The […]
Stephen Booth is a research analyst at Open Europe. The Government’s recent decision to opt in to negotiations on the controversial European Investigation Order has provided us with an early opportunity to see the coalition’s pledge to “approach forthcoming [EU] legislation in the area of criminal justice on a case-by-case basis” in action. The coalition […]