WE have had a bumper crop of Brexit coverage this last week – the topic that’s become, understandably, our daily obsession. The future of our country continues to hang in the balance in face of what appear to be treacherous forces.

On TCW we worry far more about the threat of a bad deal than of No-Deal – which we believe is the only route forward, the only one that would free the country from the shackles of the control-obsessed EU and the one that the majority of decent Brits would get together behind.

That is why Christopher Howarth’s piece is so important and one I pray that the Prime Minister has read or will read. It is a tale of two Borises – the one who bigs up a No-Deal and the one who won’t and hasn’t buried the Withdrawal Agreement. It is the latter – and the dangers of that – on which Howarth focuses.

The reason why the Number Ten team should read it is for its detailed breakdown of the problems in the WA and Political Declaration, quite apart from the Backstop and how this offending content could be removed.

Otherwise, ‘It remains, as it always was, a vehicle designed to take the UK to the destination that Theresa May and her civil servants desired: Chequers, a vassal state, a UK highly aligned with EU laws within a de facto Customs Union.’

Though that is the desired end-state which underpins the entire document, a surgical rewrite he claims is possible. You can read the detailed breakdown of it here.

That, however, is not my pick of the week’s posts. I choose this one from the formidable Chris McGovern on the delusional, vengeful and hypocritical war Labour is waging on independent schools. Make no mistake, John McDonnell and his motley crew herald an end to our liberty as well as our learning.

You can read Chris’s piece here – and please share it.

 

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