He was Theresa May’s PPS when she was Home Secretary, and has also been her PPS since she became Prime Minister.
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Since she might not get an acceptable agreement, or indeed any at all, the Government must strain to get Ready for Day One, not Ready for Day 730.
Grieve is right. The logic of a Government defeat today leads to a change of leadership – and a general election
Neither Tory MPs nor voters want a poll, but a paralysed Government and Parliament would make one all but unavoidable long before 2022.
Any eventual review of drugs policy as a whole must focus on collective consequences rather than individual rights.
The Vote Leave director is the onlie begetter of this cashfest. But we’ve said it before and say it again: Britain can’t tax its way to prosperity – or a better health service.
The Brexit Secretary has taken control of the Government’s dealings with Grieve – for the moment, anyway. Watch for further twists and turns.
Brexit poses a values and voting challenge for both the main parties. It may be even bigger for Labour than for the Conservatives.
Long-standing Leavers, who stood out for personal conviction against the Party leadership, should understand Remainers who are now in the same position.
Grieve may have backed off yesterday, but the Government backed down. May now risks losing control of her Brexit policy altogether.
“When [it] is able to set out an achievable, clearly defined path…it should go to the people, once again, to seek their confirmation.”
By cramping the room for no deal, it seeks to send the Prime Minister naked into the negotiation chamber.
We now wait to see whether the Remainer rebels will hold their fire until after the June council, and wait for the Customs and Trade Bills.
If overcome by the belief that Putin bought the referendum, our advice is to lie down in a dark room until the feeling goes away.
It’s about neither the principle nor the form of Brexit. Its purpose is to make leaving orderly. MPs should effect it this week.
Davis may not have got all he wanted on the backstop. But for the second time in a few months, he has nudged May forwards. It is high time she made the most of him.