In a joint op-ed the trio warned: “Every choice has a consequence. Without the free movement of people, there can be no free movement of capital, goods and services. Without a level playing field on environment, labour, taxation and state aid, there cannot be the highest quality access to the single market. … [Read more...] about Brexit: Ann Widdecombe leads barmy boastful bagpiping bye-bye from Brussels
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The Unesco world heritage site has experienced a 28% rise in tourism in the past two years, with the mayor, Dirk De Fauw, doubting the city’s ability to cope with mounting numbers of tourists. “We have to control the influx more if we don’t want Bruges to become a complete Disneyland here,” he says. … [Read more...] about Global tourism hits record highs – but who goes where on holiday?
An EU official confirmed the UK has not agreed to Brussels’ proposal that would keep Northern Ireland within the Customs Union if a new trading relationship does not avoid the creation of a hard border. … [Read more...] about UK wins transition deal – but Tories revolt over fishing ‘surrender’
With the advent of the third way in the 1990s, it became fashionable in some quarters to declare that the adversarial model of politics was now obsolete – so categories of right and left were no longer needed. But even the champions of a post-political consensus cannot avoid drawing a frontier between themselves and their rivals. Since they refuse to draw it in an adversarial way, they create a moral divide, which does not permit a true agonistic debate. Tony Blair pitted the modernisers against the traditionalists; for Emmanuel Macron, the frontier is between the progressives and the conservatives. … [Read more...] about Centrist politics will not defeat Boris Johnson’s rightwing populism