As I vote on legislation passing through Parliament, I notice a steady stream of laws that we could not have passed were we still in the EU.
The most likely way through this impasse is a new agreement, sitting on top of the existing Protocol and introducing a new set of principles on how it operates. Such an agreement must preserve Northern Ireland’s constitutional status.
There is next to no support among its ranks in the Commons for more immigration, liberalising planning law and improving access to European markets.
The shift to subsidies is more than the timely, targeted and temporary measures that we saw during the pandemic, and signifies a bigger change in global public policy.
In the geo-political battle of ideas, between an open, liberal vision of government and society, and a more authoritarian template, the continent, overwhelmingly, is in the right column.
It is absurd for the UK to lecture nations with much stronger environmental records whilst using creative accounting to flatter our own CO2 emissions.
From renationalisation of the energy and train companies to a bonfire of environmental and employment regulations, taking back control from Brussels has opened a new range of possibilities that were previously off the menu.
The most likely-looking outcome, at this point, is the same one which has marked the entire process: another deadline from the Government coming and going.
There is much that we can offer the region thanks to our expertise in many of the twenty-first century’s key industries.
Hunt faces the conflicting objectives of reassuring the markets at the same time as continuing with as much of her agenda as possible.
If Truss is set on rewriting the Integrated Review, she will need bandwidth at the top of govenment to do so effectively, given the awesome scale of the economic challenges facing her.
Her plan for Government will allow communities to flourish, lowering taxes for families and creating a more efficient government – with power exercised locally.
My guess is that she is too smart to allow the worst case scenario to happen. To do that, however, she is going to have to move swiftly from focusing on winning the confidence of Conservative MPs and party members to winning the confidence of the markets.
It’s no good massing troops in eastern Europe if the western powers depend on Beijing for critical industries and infrastructure.
We should be wooing European manufacturers trying to escape the bloc’s protectionism, not replicating it now we’ve left.