Supporting the deal would also prevent several other things – such as the possibibility of a truly socialist government taking over.
At the heart of the disagreement between “People’s Vote” campaigners and the Norway Plus supporters is whether the 2016 result is accepted or not.
But it could take the ruling out of all other options before we get there. And if MPs ends up reaching a consensus view, then the Government will have to adopt it.
My conversations with Party members and constituents have provided an almost consistent message that the Prime Minister should be supported.
We need to be alive to adding to the impression that the fixing of a social harm can wait a few months while we find a way to replace lost revenue.
We must bind up our wounds and work together again as one.
Levels of trust between Numbers 10 and 11 Downing Street may be low, but the latter holds the key to helping create an economy and society that works for everyone.
There is no Commons majority for no deal, for a Canada deal mark two, or at the moment for a second referendum. But there is a majority for EFTA/EEA.
The Prime Minister should speak over the heads of Party members and the media to the people that she most identifies with: middle of the road voters.
It is madness to think that our leaders aren’t entitled to go on holiday and gain a bit of perspective.
Seven points to reflect on during the coming weeks, including this: the centre ground of British politics is vacant.
We are re-proving that ‘we learn from history that we do not learn from history’.
Saying “f**k business” is the kind of lack of understanding I’d expect from our Marxist-sympathising Shadow Chancellor – not from a Conservative Foreign Secretary.
It says it all, really, that an older male Tory MP should object to outlawing a sexual crime which makes use of twenty-first century technology.
“Not enough senior women”…” “Not enough interested women”… “All the good ones have been snapped up”… “We already have one”… “No vacancies”…