Brexit

Last Word: The easy bit done

Robert Philpot  |  8 December 2017

This morning’s deal only goes to show that everything about the relatively simple bit of the wrong-minded Brexit negotiations has so far been handled badly by the government, writes Robert Philpot Perhaps the key words uttered about this morning’s deal between Britain and the European Union were spoken by Donald Tusk. ‘So much time has …

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Last Word: Fitting the Momentum mould

Robert Philpot  |  1 December 2017

The Momentum loyalty test is in the very best tradition of democratic centralism – not democratic socialism, Robert Philpot has the last word

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Leading from opposition

Conor Pope  |  21 November 2017

Labour will challenge the government at every turn and shape Brexit from the Commons chamber, Keir Starmer tells Progress ‘I don’t want to be back here in a year saying: “The great thing is we’ve got a second referendum. The bad thing is none of you have got a job.”’ Keir Starmer, shadow secretary of …

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We will not be bounced

Paul Williams MP and Phil Wilson MP  |  20 November 2017

An arbitrary leaving date risks a triple whammy for the north-east: loss of trade, loss of people who do vital jobs and a contracting economy, believe Paul Williams and Phil Wilson As new Brexit evidence emerges, we have to be honest with our electorate – however difficult that might be for us or for them. …

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Three deals

Roger Liddle  |  13 November 2017

Hardline Brexiteers risk no trade deal – a disaster for Britain, writes Roger Liddle The Brexit negotiations have three distinct but overlapping components. The first deal is the withdrawal agreement under the Lisbon treaty’s now infamous article 50. This is about the divorce: what money is owed; the rights of European Union citizens living in …

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No-deal Brexit can be stopped

Eloise Todd  |  13 November 2017

The government claims that a breakdown of relations with Europe is the result of failing to reach a deal. But parliament can stop that, argues Eloise Todd Brexit Britain’s politics have become toxic. It is a mark of the government’s failures of leadership that the idea of leaving the European Union without any comprehensive deal covering …

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Nobody can stop Labour members deciding Brexit

Alison McGovern MP and Heidi Alexander MP  |  9 November 2017

Skulduggery at conference won the battle but will not win the war, write Alison McGovern and Heidi Alexander If you ask Labour party members what the biggest issue facing our country is they would overwhelmingly tell you it is our impending departure from the European Union. If you then put it to those same people that Labour …

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More detail, less rhetoric, is needed on industrial policy

Peter Kyle MP  |  8 November 2017

Brexit or not, it is overdue that Britain has a more Germanic economic model – and the political consensus behind it, argues Peter Kyle  If Angela Merkel had lost the recent German election a lot would have changed. But every business in Germany knows one thing that would not: the country’s industrial strategy. Inward investment …

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No utopia

Jonathan Todd  |  7 November 2017

Business realism must find new and resonant voice amid Brexit delusions, writes Jonathan Todd Both the libertarian right and the Bennite left see their utopias through the kaleidoscope of Britain’s exit from the European Union. They cannot both be right. The damage to the United Kingdom’s trade and fiscal positions that is likely to accompany …

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Step back from the Brexit abyss

Seb Dance MEP  |  26 October 2017

The economic wasteland of a no-deal Brexit awaits us should the government continue to refuse to engage with our European partners on good terms, writes Seb Dance MEP The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development issued a report last week which said that the United Kingdom economy would receive a significant boost if the Brexit process was reversed. …

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