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Britain needs a strong Brexit negotiating strategy NOT a Government contradicting itself

SHOCK, horror: the UK economy has outperformed expectations again.

Remember the economists who predicted doom and gloom if we voted to leave the EU?

 David Davis must work towards securing a good deal for Britain to match our positive economic performancePA:Press Association David Davis must work towards securing a good deal for Britain to match our positive economic performance

The only thing in recession at the moment is their reputations.

Our firms are resilient. But that doesn’t mean we should be complacent.

Businesses want certainty so they can get on with investment.

So the PM’s right to pursue an implementation agreement.

 Theresa May is right to pursue a Brexit implementation agreementGetty Images – Getty Theresa May is right to pursue a Brexit implementation agreement

They also want to see consistency from the Cabinet.

David Davis has performed well in a tough job as Brexit Secretary but contradicting Mrs May on the timing of a deal, as he did yesterday, is not helpful.

The least the public expect of the Government is a uniform negotiating strategy. He did at least confirm that “no deal” remains an option.

As these new numbers show, Britain is not about to turn into an economic basket case if we don’t get an EU deal sorted — as long as we start planning now.

There are still some who think we should take whatever is on the table, regardless of the cost to working families.

But we have a much stronger hand than they think.

David Davis reveals he’s been preparing for no Brexit deal for a year

 

About time

IT took a month more than it should have done, but Labour are right to suspend Jared O’Mara.

MPs from all sides have suffered at the hands of vile internet bullies. It must make them sick to know that one of these trolls was sitting alongside them.

 Jared O'Mara has finally been suspended for his vile commentsPA:Press Association Jared O’Mara has finally been suspended for his vile comments

Labour members like Luciana Berger and Stella Creasy have bravely spoken out about the abuse they suffered online.

It’s a disgrace that party bosses knew about O’Mara’s antics more than a month ago, but chose to do nothing.

They’ve done the same with allegations of anti-semitism: ignore them and hope they go away.

 Labour MP Luciana Berger was the victim of cruel online bullyingPA:Press Association Labour MP Luciana Berger was the victim of cruel online bullying

They claim to be a Government-in-waiting.

More like clueless ostriches, their heads buried in the sand.

 

Slough lovely

“COME friendly bombs and fall on Slough! It isn’t fit for humans now…”

So wrote one of Britain’s best ever poets, John Betjeman.

TV hit The Office didn’t exactly paint the prettiest picture either.

 David Brent: part of Slough's image problem David Brent: part of Slough’s image problem

Yet the town is well and truly on the up. A recent study said it was the best place to live and work in the UK, beating cities like Cambridge and Manchester.

And now we can reveal that Scotland’s iconic stag, the Monarch of the Glen, is Berkshire born and bred.

So cheers to Slough ­— let’s see if David Brent branches out into shortbread biscuits and tartan souvenirs.

Ricky Gervais performs at the David Brent: Life On The Road World Premiere

 

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