May kept astride the Home Office tiger through relentless, grinding work and fearsome, dedicated SpAds. If Rudd can’t do the same, she risks being eaten.
Posts Tagged: David Davis MP
Despite talk of the negotiations getting bogged down, the French president seems to understand that the process is about politics more than legal complexity.
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Truss moves up into the middle of the table, Williamson drops towards the floor, and Gauke slumps into the red over Warboys.
The changes in the ratings of the top three are almost unchanged, another tribute to the consistency of the poll.
WATCH: Davis says the “overwhelmingly likely outcome” is that a Brexit trade deal will solve the Irish border problem
“Even Keir Starmer said last week that no British Prime Minister could accept the backstop. No British Prime Minister could.”
Henry Newman: We were told progress on Brexit was impossible, but it keeps happening – thanks to compromise on both sides
It’s imperfect – consider fishing. It’s incomplete. It means kicking cans down the road. But that approach is sensible – and, crucially, it is working, bit by bit.
WATCH: Agreement on Transition 1) Davis – “The UK will be able to step out, sign and ratify new trade with old friends and new allies.”
“These will come into force when the implementation period is over, providing new opportunities for businesses across the United Kingdom.”
Seeking to extend transition after all, thus re-raising the possibility of being stuck in it, or going ahead without proper systems in place would be an unacceptable choice.
Both sides have moved somewhat ahead of next week’s summit. Behind the scenes, Davis has been touring capital cities, while Juncker’s sidekick is enmeshed in scandal.
Plus: Henry Bolton, secret LibDem agent. (Or not.) Penny Mordaunt, next Tory leader. (Or not.) British communists surprise us. (Or don’t.) And: my CNN joy.
The International Development Secretary’s response to the Oxfam scandal appears to have impressed Party members.
Brexit. Compare and contrast. On divergence, real Cabinet debate. On immigration, a stance quietly shelved.
220,000 people from EU countries came here last year. May’s U-turn thus has implications not only for rights but for numbers.
This May speech was aimed at the EU27 – not her own party. And its message was: I want to have my cherries and eat them.
Hardish in principle, softer in detail, she is crafting a position intended to get those elusive trade talks going as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, 51 per cent of respondents believe that Theresa May should resign as Party leader before the next election.