We need a new strategic partnership with Ireland. At the moment, that end seems endlessly remote.
Posts by Paul GoodmanFollow @
She must so less from desire than prudence, since No Deal is the default position – and could happen despite Parliamentary moves to block it.
The sequence of events: bow to a second referendum, lose the ERG, gain Blairites, contest a general election – and rebrand the Party.
Were it not for the backstop, May’s deal would get over the line – with support from an overwhelming majority of Conservatives, including us.
“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
May wins – but not by enough to break free from her internal opponents. Too strong to fall and too weak to win, she is, if anything, more exposed to them than before.
May’s policy leads inexorably to No Brexit or No Deal. If Tory MPs fear either, they should take a chance on change today.
If nothing else moves you, remember that a win for the Prime Minister will confirm the loss of the DUP. Isn’t that the most likely route to the election you dread?
The challenge is on – and has been rushed forward in timing that helps May. None the less, a simple majority for her might not be enough.
Is she chickening out on Brexit? Or playing chicken with Commons and Party over her deal? Or merely a headless chicken herself – bent on daily survival?
MEANINGFUL VOTE PULLED. 11.15: Prime Minister’s spokesman – yes it’s on. 11.30: Cabinet members – no, it’s off…
May has bowed to the inevitable in a desperate bid to fend off catastrophic defeat – and 48 letters.
It’s always the Implementation Period, but never Christmas.
Norway-to-Canada was one thing. Norway-plus-the-backstop is another. It is inferior even to the Prime Minister’s proposed deal.
Why Conservative MPs should prepare to call for a confidence vote in the Prime Minister’s leadership this week
A new leader will be a surer means of delivering Brexit if she can’t extract last-minute backstop concessions.
We have the full list from the New Progressive Democratic Liberal National Coalition Party – including a three-way Northern Ireland jobshare.
They can’t both be right – at least, not if an administration headed by the Prime Minister holds office. Could she please clear the matter up?