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.
As Michael Gove hints this morning, the Cabinet must finally debate and decide which route it prefers.
Thirty thousand people a year are imprisoned in awful conditions, without any release date, and with no trial or judicial oversight.
Gone is the Conservative certainty of reducing taxes to promote businesses’ own investment and growth.
Plus: We need a Housing Minister who will do for new homes what Michael Heseltine did with development corporations in the 1980s.
MigrationWatch has suggested that those EU migrants with skills in short supply should be able to come to the UK for a time-limited period after Brexit.
The Opposition appear determined to undermine any hope of securing a good exit deal for Britain.
If we are also out of CAP, CFP and direct ECJ jurisdiction, able to negotiate our own trade deals and in the Single Market, it might not be such a bad outcome after all.
Party member opinion on the negotiations is clearly at the harder end of the spectrum on independence and economics – though not invariably on immigration.
Our proposals on how to do so will be brought forward next year. In so doing, we will drive our commitment to get net migration down to sustainable levels.
I have said previously that I believe the Government has been pursuing a sensible negotiating approach to date. I maintain that view.
After leaving the EU, we must ensure we are well-positioned in terms of regulation, taxation, immigration and – crucially – foreign languages.
There are some areas where continued jurisdiction for the ECJ is defensible and may, pragmatically, be the best route forward.
Our best chance of getting a deal remains developing a solid, credible alternative plan, and showing that we are prepared to implement it.
Brexit offers an opportunity to change our path – and failing to do so could bring very serious electoral consequences.