To “take the fight to Labour” successfully, as William Hague urges this morning, she requires a more sharply-defined sense of who she is fighting for.
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The deal’s internal contradictions are coming back to haunt it, to the confusion of May, Varadkar, Juncker, Barnier – the whole lot of them.
Our snap survey. Seven out of ten party members think May was right to agree last week’s Brexit deal
Perhaps while Party members don’t like elements of the deal very much, their main emotional reaction to it is simply relief that trade talks are set to begin.
As Michael Gove hints this morning, the Cabinet must finally debate and decide which route it prefers.
It’s just that single question, but we believe our Panel members will appreciate the opportunity to express a view.
Trade talks may collapse – or produce no deal worth signing. But at least they’re set to happen. That’s a big breakthrough for May.
Some said we would never get the conversation going. But now it’s ready to take place. Which should win the Prime Minister some Parliamentary respite.
Jo Johnson is third. Then Greg Hands and Matt Hancock. But those who lead the results may be no less likely to go up than those who trail them.
And we will have one for Hammond, for what it’s worth, if the armed forces are refused further cash that they need.
Are we due a “Boris eruption”? Where he, May, Davis and Hammond are now on the Government’s Brexit strategy.
The Prime Minister’s stance on regulatory alignment is very hard indeed to square with his vision of a freewheeling Britain. Watch this space.
The proportion believing that she should quit before it happens remains stubbornly stuck at just under two in three of them.
It may be that the Prime Minister pulls off a diplomatic triumph during the next few days. But if she doesn’t, the Government, and a meaningful Brexit, could both be in serious trouble.
The UK, Ireland and the border. “No regulatory divergence.” “Continued regulatory alignment.” Spot the difference.
Where we might be on the issue this afternoon. If the briefing is correct, is it a win for May, a win for Varadkar – or the kicking of the can down the road?
Next Tory leader. Our survey. Rees-Mogg leads, Gove is second – and none of the above still beats the lot
Add together the totals of those named who backed Brexit, and one reaches a total of nearly 60 per cent of the vote.
The moral that many of his colleagues will quietly draw is that you cannot rely on the Conservative Party to treat you fairly if you run into trouble.
The Cabinet Ministers who backed Leave have gone along with a payment of some £50 billion. But they are digging in their heels over the role of the court – rightly.