The EU – what should Labour do now?

Apparently there is to be no hard border but the UK is leaving the customs union. These contradictions are part of the recent agreement on Article 50. If the latest Times report is correct EU officials and diplomats were irritated by Mr Davis’s remark at the weekend that the withdrawal agreement was just a “statement… Read more

“Report on the United Kingdom’s orderly withdrawal from the European Union” and staying in the single market

Today’s report seems to be spun as though it is a major achievement – indeed a major agreement. Maybe it will be, though of course nothing is actually yet agreed, but while the citizenship and financial agreements look substantial, the details on the single market and customs union seem simply to suggest that the UK… Read more

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Brexit Tories take another page from the Trumpian-Republican playbook

There can’t be many rational people who don’t see the similarities between the Brexit wing of the Tory Party and the Trumpian version of the Republican Party. There are the similarities between leading figures, Trump and Boris Johnson being the obvious one: apart from the rather silly blond hair styles both are egotists and liars… Read more