"Taking the “level playing field” agenda as a whole therefore, we can see how dangerously broad and elastic the concept can be."
"... everyone may ... get ... those funny ideas the Brits had in 2016."
"Countries like Sweden never ordered lockdowns and are experiencing no higher rates of infection and death than nations that did. It’s the same with the seven states that never ordered lockdowns – Arkansas, North and South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa."
"In the awful chronology of Theresa May’s humiliating negotiations, the EU’s Transition demands stand out as the point when it made clear its intention to dictate rather than negotiate."
"From Denmark to Slovakia, governments went into aggressive virus-fighting mode with border closings."
"Old enmities and prejudices have not been stamped out under the boot heel of oppressive legislation coming from a bunch of disconnected technocrats in Brussels. They have only been suppressed."
"Boris might be well-advised to amend the Extradition Act 2003, which enables EAWs to be applied in the UK, before November."
"Now that we are exiting the EU, the time has surely come when we should reform the terms of the EAW, or any extradition warrant, so that the receiving British court may examine the evidence already gathered against the suspect, assess it, and if it thinks it is manifestly insufficient, refuse the extradition request. "
"There are still resistant elements in our midst, which foreign opposition could rely on to frustrate our exit from the European Union. It is clear that lessons have been learned; lines have been redrawn in preparation for an invisible warfare, an insidious confrontation with those opposed to Brexit both domestically and internationally."
"It’s ironic that while UK Remainers agonise endlessly over the supposed disastrous effects of the UK breaking away from the EU’s trade and regulatory system, the EU Commission appears to fear the precise opposite – that such a breakaway will allow a more nimble UK to thrive and leave the EU in its wake, and that such an outcome might encourage other member states to follow the UK out of the door."
"...during his short and successful tenure as Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson announced the sensible decision that three of the lower specification Batch 1 OPVs would be kept on in service in anticipation of our leaving the EU."