With the stakes as high as they are, the Tories need to throw the kitchen sink at the Opposition to drag themselves ahead in the polls.
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She can indicate that neither her party nor the public will be satisfied if she bows the knee to Brussels.
Henry Newman: Johnson has got the Foreign Office back in Brexit business. And for that we should all be grateful.
From speaking to civil servants, it seems that – at least until recently – the Cabinet had not properly considered either a preferred end state or indeed transition policy.
By reminding us that the EU status quo isn’t on the table, Juncker has done us a favour. Now May must set out her own stall.
The Deputy Prime Minister on terror at Parsons Green and Johnson’s article on Brexit and negotiation.
“It’s like a school that’s completely out of control and the head teacher sitting in her office paralysed and impotent.”
“Theresa May is driving the car, to continue the allegory – and I’m going to make sure that we all help her do that.”
Britain could flourish under the minimalist WTO-type settlement that seems to be his bottom line. But it is not the optimal outcome, and threatens a significant downside.
His Telegraph article message: “Britain can flourish on WTO”. And how it will inevitably be read: “With May out of Number 10 – and me in”. Watch for calls for his dismissal.
Cameron’s insistence on binding Britain to the OECD has undermined not just May’s vision for overseas development, but his own.
Ministers should remain focused on delivering on their promise to cut the deficit, even if it means paying the iron price to do so.
My private member’s bill will not only put care and support on a clear legal footing, but will help combat traffickers too.
May’s audit of ethnic disparities could blight her planned relaunch – and, more importantly, produce policy that sets back social justice rather than takes it forward.
Her Brexit majority leaves the Prime Minister free to bludgeon away to her heart’s content.
Also: Scottish Tories offer to mediate with Holyrood as devolved governments try to block the Withdrawal Bill; and a loyalist paramilitary group bids to be legalised.