There is “hard work ahead” and “there will be more difficult moments, but the Prime Minister claims she is “convinced we will secure a good deal”.
The Leader of the ECR Group in the European Parliament, who is also the former leader of the Tory MEPs, is upbeat.
“You cannot marry the idea that you should bin universal credit with a commitment to improving the life chances of our most vulnerable constituents.”
“There is still the question of the Northern Irish backstop, but I believe everyone around the table wants to get a deal.”
“The Irish certainly won’t. The British certainly won’t. So unless the EU Army plans to march in and build it, surely it can never happen?”
John Bercow made no comment on Dame Laura Cox’s suggestion that he and other senior officers of the Commons should be replaced.
“We have made progress on Northern Ireland, where the EU have been working with us.”
She says that Labour should support a reasonable Government Brexit deal, and indicates that she would do so
“For the last two and a half years I’ve proposed that we put the money that has been taken out back in.”
He tells Marr that “you can set conditions under which the arrangement comes to an end”.
Marr puts it to her that they’re designed to ensure that the Government fails them – and have no other purpose.
The Chairman of Open Europe makes his point as the organisation releases a report claiming that No Deal would be manageable.
First Mordaunt, then McVey and now the Commons Leader won’t line up unambiguously behind the Prime Minister.
The Work and Pensions Secretary says that she’s “behind the Prime Minister” – but goes no further.
“In which EU country does the public when polled take the most positive view of immigration?”