Her strategy now relies on asking people to believe that she will not buckle any further – just at the very moment she has caused many to doubt her.
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Lewis and Barwell host conference call to gauge anger at Chequers on the doorstep and among the grassroots
They’re right to ask the question. If the answer comes back that May’s plan is harming the Tory campaign machine and electoral prospects, what will they do?
The Prime Minister once promised that: “We are not leaving only to return to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. That’s not going to happen.”
Both gave Downing Street the opportunity to assuage their concerns about Chequers, but still found the policy unacceptable.
There are early signs of a common profile of the seats chosen as targets.
Geoffrey Cox becomes Attorney General.
“I would like to place on record my appreciation for the service you have given,” she replies.
Downing Street sends a not-very-subtle message in its choice of successors in the mini-reshuffle.
Will there be further resignations? Will the 48 letters go to Sir Graham Brady? If the 48 letters do go in, will May win – and survive?
“I cannot support this policy with the sincerity and resolve which will be necessary,” he says in his letter to the Prime Minister.
The Brexit Secretary’s resignation letter: I have become “a reluctant conscript” not “an enthusiastic believer in your approach”
‘The inevitable consequence of the proposed policies will be to make the supposed control by Parliament illusory rather than real.’
May’s response to Davis: “I do not agree with your characterisation of the policy we agreed at Cabinet on Friday”
“I am sorry that the Government will not have the benefit of your continued expertise and counsel as we secure this deal and complete the process of leaving the EU.”
Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary over Chequers plan – “He doesn’t believe the policy is right for our country”
Steve Baker follows him out, in a dual blow for the Prime Minister’s already embattled proposals.
Ministers appear to have assumed gender self-identification would be an uncontroversial change – they were wrong
New polling shows levels of opposition to the Government’s proposed reform well above what many campaigners had expected, and across social and political divides.
Following a series of concerning errors, it has now emerged the regulator’s ‘investigation’ into the Leave campaign did not involve actually interviewing any of those involved.