Just how wrong is the Brexiteer view of an anti-market EU? Ask Canada or Australia

Just how wrong is the Brexiteer view of an anti-market EU? Ask Canada or Australia, write Craig Parsons and Benedikt Springer. Brexiteers have frequently characterized the EU as a regulatory nightmare that impedes Britain’s traditional commitment to global openness and free trade. Well-informed observers generally know this is implausible—the EU is built around deep “single market” liberalisation, and … Read moreJust how wrong is the Brexiteer view of an anti-market EU? Ask Canada or Australia

Theresa May says “cool, calm heads must prevail” as she sets out the remaining problems in the Brexit talks

Here is the text of the statement Theresa May has just delivered to the House of Commons, updating MPs on the Brexit negotiations: With permission Mr Speaker, I would like to update the House ahead of this week’s European Council. We are entering the final stages of these negotiations. This is the time for cool, calm … Read moreTheresa May says “cool, calm heads must prevail” as she sets out the remaining problems in the Brexit talks

The Brussels elite have always wanted to punish the UK for leaving – Theresa May must not let them succeed

Chequers is hated at home for proposing to keep Britain ‘half-in’ the EU. It was not loved in Brussels for much the same reason. For the EU, ‘half-in’ does not go far enough. The latest round of eleventh hour talks orchestrated before Wednesday’s EU summit indicates they are determined to force the UK far further. … Read moreThe Brussels elite have always wanted to punish the UK for leaving – Theresa May must not let them succeed

Theresa May must not bind us into the purgatory of indefinite Customs Union membership

The EU is not entitled to split the UK. And the EU is not entitled to direct how we regulate our economy and govern ourselves after we leave. You would think these two principles would be universally acceptable and easy to grasp but, in some quarters, evidently not. As she prepares to attend the European … Read moreTheresa May must not bind us into the purgatory of indefinite Customs Union membership

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