A six-year move from referendum vote to full sovereignty, rather than a sudden ripping away of all ties, is surely what a successful departure looks like.
They will be considered in the Commons this week – and would have the effect of undermining the Prime Minister’s negotiation.
It would be an error to choose to fight on ground which is impossible to defend. We must develop a vision of a liberal UK outside the EU.
Only when the public feel that our borders are under control, by people accountable to the electorate, will we be able to win back their trust.
We have never been more mainstream in the Conservative Party – so much so that most practitioners have never felt the need to identify themselves as such.
Many of my closest friends in politics will struggle with the choice I am recommending. But the national interest must come first.
The death of one good man will not be assuaged by another good man being forced to resign by media pressure.
We recognise the vital role of unions, and the right to strike – but the interests of the general public must be considered, too.
We believe in the right to strike – but it cannot be unconditional or absolute.