Brussels’ Bright Brexit Offer

For all the predictable doom and gloom in the media that accompanied the beginning of Brexit negotiations, for anyone patient enough to read the EU’s draft negotiating guidelines, Brussels’ opening negotiating position is far brighter than expected. I look at the detail of the EU guidelines in a column for Conservative Home today. You can read it here.

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Brexit: The Road Ahead

I’ve written a column for The Daily Telegraph today arguing that we should start Brexit negotiations with economic self-confidence and political ambition, and must stay resolutely focused on securing a ‘win-win’ deal, which is good for every corner of the UK, and our European friends. You can access the article here.

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Building Support for Brexit

Today, I’ve written a column for The Daily Telegraph looking ahead to next week when the Prime Minister, Theresa May, will officially trigger Article 50 – on 29 March. In my view, while taking a resolute approach, we also need to listen to reasonable critics, as part of the process of galvanising broader support – […]

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Foreign Policy and Moral Red Lines

Yesterday, I wrote a column for The Sunday Times making the case for my proposed Magnitsky Amendment to the Criminal Finances Bill. The proposal, backed in Parliament by MPs from eight different political parties, would target those involved in profiting from serious human rights abuses, so they can’t launder their blood money through British banks, properties […]

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