As David Cameron so brutally found out in 2015-16, there is limited appetite in Brussels to be helpful or flexible towards Britain.
We are a global power, active and responsible on the world stage. This will never change.
Britain has a long and proud record of welcoming migrants. They have made many positive contributions to our economy. But the impact of uncontrolled immigration from the E.U. has placed new pressures on our country.
Since the start of the Thatcher economic and fiscal reforms the U.K. economy has expanded five-fold.
Finding out whether I had made the grades for my first choice university course or whether I needed to rethink my future was terrifying.
Budgets can make or break reputations and governments.