Yesterday’s meeting between Mr Macron and the prime minister was well heralded. The French president prepared the ground to talk about borders with a visit to Calais this week. He does need to help the local authority there with the encampments for economic migrants who have often made their way across France to the Channel port. There is a general issue he has to resolve with his Schengen partners in the EU over how they handle the borders where illegal migrants first cross into EU territory.
Labour’s attack on Private Finance Initiatives is absurd, given the big role the last Labour government played in extending PFIs and contracting out, and even more so given the extensive use Labour Councils rightly make of these techniques today, says John Redwood MP. There was a bad reason for the Private Finance Initiative, and several good reasons. The bad reason was much used by the Blair/Brown Labour government.
The true goal of Brexit is a free Britain, in control of its own destiny, writes John RedwoodThe endless and repetitious debate about the consequences of Brexit put out before and after the vote by Remain campaigners is depressingly narrow as well as wrong. They concentrate all the time on alleged short term economic losses.
What we should avoid is negotiating a 2 year further transitional period after 3/19 which turns into a prolonged negotiation again. I don’t see how it is more likely we can do a good deal in 2020 if we have been unable to secure one in 2017 & 2018.
We would also take back control of our laws, borders & trade negotiations from 30/3/19. I am happy if the Govt can negotiate a better outcome. If it does, that is good news. If not, under its rubric 'no deal is better than bad deal' it should politely decline the EU offer.
I remain strongly of the view that whilst the Govt would like a comprehensive free trade deal the base case is leaving w/ the WTO option for trade with the rest of the EU, just as we do with the rest of the world today. This option would mean no extra payments to the EU.
I appreciate that the Justice Secretary's decision will be a disappointing conclusion to the constituents who wrote to me about this case, but they can be assured the Government did know the strength of public feeling on this issue.
The Justice Sec concluded he can't mount a successful legal challenge against. the PB's decision to release Worboys. I assume he thinks it followed the proper process even if he, as many others feel it reached the wrong conclusion. Judicial review challenges process not outcome.
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