We are not a party within a party. We simply want to remind our fellow citizens that there are Conservative MPs who want to heal, not perpetuate, divisions.
Whatever happens, we will need new leadership for the second stage of any agreement – namely, talks on the Political Declaration.
We can bring the withdrawal phase to a close. And can then get on with thinking about how to, and who should, negotiate the future relationship.
In over six hours of meetings, officials tried to make the tyres fall off the Malthouse Compromise, and couldn’t do so.
The best outcome is for the Government and its partners to deliver the majority verdict of the referendum and of the last election.
The way to head these moves off – and this development is anticipated in the Cooper Bill which I am supporting – is to put an agreement in place.
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.