He and others should resign their seats, and then face their voters if they wish, when they join a new political party – but not before.
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One thinks of the need for such as a measure as justice-related and security-related. But it would also send a powerful signal.
We trail a mini-series on what might happen next amidst a sense of uncertainty about will follow the Gove reforms.
Trashing last Friday’s event is doubtless fun for Conservative commentators, but not the right course at all for the Conservative Party.
Perhaps we will find out today why Downing Street and the whips stuck with a motion that risked revolt by ERG members and second referendum backers alike.
May’s new Brexit hell. An alliance of hard and soft Brexiteers humiliates her. And any sense of progress is lost.
Her motion is defeated. Will the EU now abandon her, and egg on Letwin and his supporters to try to take formal control of the negotiation?
A mass of ERG and other hard Brexiteers band together with a liberal sprinkling of Remainers.
Robbins’ overheard conversation has further eroded faith in his boss – and the ERG is itself divided over whether changes to the backstop would themselves be enough.
Is the Treasury up for funding and voters up for supporting the ideas he sketched out ealier this week?
Rather than collude with MPs to take power out of May’s hands, it is colluding with her in keeping it there – presumably with the aim of a last-minute backstop offer.
Mordaunt, Rudd and Hancock offer three examples in today’s papers of how British politics work now.
The People’s Vote is bound up with New Labour and talk of a new party. This does nothing to help it among Tory MPs…and much to harm it among Labour ones.
All he may have achieved is to make the No Deal that neither side of the negotiations wants marginally more likely.
The problem of Tory MPs who backed the Party’s pro-Brexit manifesto, voted for Article 50 and then for the EU Withdrawal Bill cannot simply be brushed aside.
Our survey. Next Tory leader. Stasis as Johnson carries on leading amidst little expectation of change.
Although the Prime Minister’s position is fragile, there is no sense of a contest in the offing any time soon.