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  • Westminster

    Only ignorance stands in way of a real Brexit now

    Yesterday’s debate in the Commons on Brexit was dominated by people who have never run complex supply chains who were unwilling to accept they work fine with non EU as well as with EU parts. The biggest barrier to a real Brexit now is the sheer ignorance of its opponents

    by John Redwood MP - 17 July 2018
  • Own_goal

    Eurosceptics across Europe watch Brexit own goal

    What makes Brexit interesting to Italians and other Europeans is that the UK team seemed to be without a captain and determinedly kicking towards its own end. Meanwhile, unbeknown to the Brits, the other side is terrified of them; terrified of the domino effect from fans in Europe who might emulate their style, and terrified of losing the 40 billion in ticketing revenue. Come on, let's change tactics, get to the final, and bring it all home

    by Tim Hedges - 11 July 2018
  • Theresa_surrenders

    May's Brexit in name only is a betrayal of the nation

    The Prime Minister, who believes in Brexit in name only, is forcing Britain down a middle-way where we will never truly be free to benefit from the Brexit dividend. No Deal would be a far better deal than this elaborate soft squidgy fudge

    by Joshua King -  6 July 2018
  • Chequers

    Britain should give Brussels an ultimatum, and mean it

    Time to give Brussels an ultimatum. If they thought it was a simple choice of a Free Trade Agreement or the no deal WTO option, they would be likely to choose the Free Trade Agreement, which is in their best interests. But we must end the dithering, and clearly state we will walk away if they continue to negotiate in bad faith

    by John Redwood MP -  5 July 2018
  • Eu_flag

    EU fails to smother the resurgent nation state

    The European project is designed to smother the nation state, and democracy with it. But the cracks in that edifice are now so wide that it can only be a matter of time before the resurgent nation state strikes back with a lethal blow

    by Tim Hedges -  4 July 2018
  • Juncker

    Remain’s ‘Project Fear’ lies should fool no one

    The true shamelessness of Project Fear has reached a crescendo roar. As the clock ticks down to Brexit, they become ever more desperate; lies, such as BMW quitting the UK come, and then go. As Remain thrashes around in its death throes, its ugly, dishonest, anti-democratic face is there for all to see

    by Joshua King - 30 June 2018
  • Eu_summit

    BREXIT: It's time to tell the EU to get real or get lost

    Enough is enough. The EU now needs to offer a comprehensive free trade agreement for goods and services which leaves the UK free to spend it own money, make its own laws, and conduct its own trade policy. If the EU rejects any such suggestion then the UK should simply leave on March 29 2019 without a deal and without paying Brussels a penny

    by John Redwood MP - 28 June 2018
  • Merkel

    Migration strikes at core of EU's existential crisis

    When some writers have said that immigration is an existential matter for Europe, they are not exaggerating. The EU has to decide whether it is a loose association of independent states, or an ever closer union of the likeminded. Soon, it must choose

    by Tim Hedges - 26 June 2018
  • House_of_lords

    A nail in the coffin of Brexit-phobic House of Lords

    Despite their disgraceful attempts to do so, the Lords won't stop Brexit. But in shamelessly attempting to thwart the democratic will, they have achieved something: the British people are now alive to the necessity to scrap this corrupt institution and replace it with something better

    by Stephen Mitchell - 22 June 2018
  • Flags_latest

    US Ambassador hails benefits of Brexit

    Where are we on the road to Brexit? We have passed legislation to ensure the UK Parliament and courts take back control the day we leave the EU, and our departure is valid in international law. The world is rallying to Brexit's benefits as the words of encouragement from the US Ambassador show. Now let's just get on with it

    by John Redwood MP - 22 June 2018
  • The_aquarius

    Inconvenient truths about Italy's migrant problem

    There is a murky truth about the way NGOs have been working with people traffickers to help migrants get into Europe. That's not the story the mainstream media is telling you about Italy and migration

    by Tim Hedges - 20 June 2018
  • Juncker-waving

    Come on Mrs May, outline the great benefits of Brexit

    From the boost to GDP we get by deploying our budget contributions to Brussels in the domestic economy, through a fairer migration policy, to a whole new global agenda, the Prime Minister needs to steel up and wise up, and tell the public about all the great things we can do with Brexit

    by John Redwood MP - 15 June 2018
  • Westminster

    Westminster's rebellion against the people

    The majority of Britain voted twice – in the 2016 EU Referendum and the 2017 General Election – to Get Britain Out of the Single Market and the Customs Union, and the job of our parliamentary representatives is to fulfil the public’s wishes, not climb on their high horses and refuse to come down. We must get Britain out as soon as humanly possible

    by Stephen Mitchell - 14 June 2018
  • Al_quds_march

    Al Quds march of shame: Britain still wobbles on terror

    Jeremy Corbyn is well known for his old friendship with the Jew hating terrorists of Hezbollah. But blame for the shameful Al Quds march rests squarely with the Tory government whose prevarication about Islamist terror remains disturbingly resilient

    by Richard Ferrer - 13 June 2018
  • Food_and_agriculture_organisation_of_the_un

    Shabby UN outfit seeks to silence its critics

    The United Nations is in so many respects a den of corruption, riddled with careerists and cronies. The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN is, disgracefully enough, now using antiquated Italian libel laws to try and silence its critics

    by Tim Hedges - 11 June 2018