To “take the fight to Labour” successfully, as William Hague urges this morning, she requires a more sharply-defined sense of who she is fighting for.
Henry Newman: Incoherent, contradictory and palpably ridiculous – the Opposition’s Brexit policy is a farce
The Conservatives should spend more time exposing the divisions on the Labour benches and less time arguing among themselves.
It won’t be easy but regional powers can make it happen if they make the right choices.
The deal’s internal contradictions are coming back to haunt it, to the confusion of May, Varadkar, Juncker, Barnier – the whole lot of them.
Get Heywood and Robbins out; get Rees-Mogg and Duncan Smith in. There is still a chance to reverse last week’s defeat.
Nick Gibb changed the National Curriculum to require schools explicitly to teach reading using the method. The results have been outstanding.
Our snap survey. Seven out of ten party members think May was right to agree last week’s Brexit deal
Perhaps while Party members don’t like elements of the deal very much, their main emotional reaction to it is simply relief that trade talks are set to begin.
We fall into the trap of attack Corbyn’s creaking socialism where we should instead be learning from the new movement’s vibrancy.
As Michael Gove hints this morning, the Cabinet must finally debate and decide which route it prefers.
We must insist that an “in principle” agreement on trade be reached by the end of March 2018 – otherwise the EU will have us over a barrel.
And after hitting a personal low last month, the Budget seems to have got the Chancellor (just) back into the membership’s good books.
Trade talks may collapse – or produce no deal worth signing. But at least they’re set to happen. That’s a big breakthrough for May.
Some said we would never get the conversation going. But now it’s ready to take place. Which should win the Prime Minister some Parliamentary respite.
The Deal (“Joint report from the negotiators of the European Union and the United Kingdom”). Link to full text.
Sections on: Citizens’ rights, Ireland and Northern Ireland, Financial Settlement and Other Separation Issues (including Euratom)
Gisela Stuart: Ministers are mistaken. Regulatory alignment is Single Market membership in all but name. Here’s why.
The Prime Minister must reach an agreement which lays out clearly in black and white that the UK will not be relegated to the position of ‘rule-taker’.
The Universities Minister takes on Lord Adonis, and insists the new regulator will control pay by insisting on transparency and the right benchmarks.