Dominic Raab has suggested the preferred Brexit approach touted by eurosceptic Tories would be a “shortcut to no deal”. The Brexit Secretary was urged by Steve Baker, a former Brexit minister and member of the European Research Group of Tory MPs, to pursue a free trade agreement with the EU and use “pragmatic arrangements” to deal with the Irish border.Mr Raab said the Canada-style approach was “theoretically possible” but could not be done and result in a deal with the EU.He also told MPs that talks with the EU have “intensified” in recent weeks and the two sides are “closing in on workable solutions” to all of the key outstanding issues before urging Brussels to match the UK’s “ambitions” and “pragmatism”.Labour accused Mr Raab of “pretending that everything is going according to plan” and urged him to “scotch rumours” that the Government is not intending to publish an … [Read more...] about Raab warns Tory Brexiteers’ plan could be shortcut to no deal
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Raab warns Tory Brexiteers’ plan could be a shortcut to no deal BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Dominic Raab has suggested the preferred Brexit approach touted by eurosceptic Tories would be a “shortcut to no deal”. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/raab-warns-tory-brexiteers-plan-could-be-a-shortcut-to-no-deal-37402313.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37402311.ece/f688c/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_3b6c24b1-eeb3-4147-a516-08e6fb1cfbb5_1 Email Dominic Raab has suggested the preferred Brexit approach touted by eurosceptic Tories would be a “shortcut to no deal”. The Brexit Secretary was urged by Steve Baker, a former Brexit minister and member of the European Research Group of Tory MPs, to pursue a free trade agreement with the EU and use “pragmatic arrangements” to deal with the Irish border. Mr Raab said the Canada-style approach was “theoretically possible” but could not be done and result … [Read more...] about Raab warns Tory Brexiteers’ plan could be a shortcut to no deal
Gallery Coupe-like BMW X2 offers a more dynamic alternative to the X1 SUV without sacrificing space and practicality. Picture: Andy Russell Andy Russell BMW’s new X2 heralds a new chapter in its SUV success story, combining a bold new design direction and dynamic driving appeal, says motoring editor Andy Russell. X2 has its own character and is not just a scaled-down X4 or X6. Picture: Andy Russell BMW has found its niche when it comes to maintaining that important X factor. Two distinct line-ups make up the hugely-popular BMW X family – practical, sporty X1, X3 and X5 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and more dynamic X6, X4 and now X2 with the low-slung styling of a coupe. The even more distinctive X2 is aimed at a younger and young-at-heart market. How it drives Tried-and-tested fascia is logical and easy to navigate. Picture: Andy Russell Sharing the X1 platform, the chassis has been tweaked to make it sharper to drive but not at the expense of comfort. With good … [Read more...] about Bold new BMW ‘coupe SUV’ has that X factor 2!
Microsoft (MSFT) has never been so great with Windows naming. Over the decades, it’s waffled between using version numbers (Windows 3, 7, 8, 10), year numbers (Windows 95, 98, 2000), and lofty nouns (Vista, Millennium, Creators). Now there’s a new version, which might as well be called the No Brain Cells Left for Thinking Up Clever Names edition. OK, OK. Its actual name is the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Well, as long as the company put its actual energy into making Windows 10 steadily better, I’m OK with that. And that’s exactly what the April 2018 Update shows. It’s a mass of random improvements, scattered all over its 50 million lines of code. Some, you’ll never even notice; some you’ll stumble on every few months; and some will bring you satisfaction every day. None of it, I’m pleased to say, makes anything worse. The Timeline Windows 10 already had Task View: You click an icon on the taskbar (or press Windows key+Tab) to view … [Read more...] about The Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Terrible name, sweet upgrade
The most senior Tory in Brussels has accused the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator of seeking to delay the final Brexit deal so that he can be in the “limelight” when candidates are picked for the next president of the European Commission. In an interview with The Independent, the leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group in the EU parliament said Michel Barnier had “no interest in finishing negotiations early” because he fancied himself for the bloc’s top job and needed to be a part of the “political theatre”. Syed Kamall, a Conservative MEP, said he expected EU negotiators would also delay striking a withdrawal agreement to intensify pressure on the UK, potentially leaving less time for Westminster to assess and approve the final treaty. Read more EU dismisses Theresa May’s latest Brexit trade plan The ECR group leader, who backed Brexit ahead of the referendum despite working closely … [Read more...] about EU’s chief Brexit negotiator is delaying deal so he can be in the ‘limelight’, says most senior Tory in Brussels