Cox’s intervention at May’s meeting of senior Cabinet ministers last week to discuss Brexit plans turned out to be crucial.
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It isn’t just pro-Brexit MPs who should be watching the Prime Minister carefully. It’s pro-Union ones: in other words, all of them.
The key question now for Conservative MPs is whether they can support the UK being trapped in a customs union – and the dismemberment of the Union itself.
McVey? Mordaunt? Hammond, because the policy swings the other way? May herself? None of the above?
If the Budget choice this year is between supporting the new system or raising tax thresholds, the answer is a no brainer.
Media focus is on the DUP. But we can’t help suspecting that near the heart of policy is a preoccupation with those just-in-time supply chains.
Those joining the Conservatives in order to remove their local MP may be in for an unpleasant surprise.
In the event of no agreement, the Commission will be on its way out, new MEPs almost on their way in…and Selmayr will be in place. Send for the crucifixes and garlic!
Good luck, Prime Minister, with your plan to split the Left. Just don’t split the Right as well while you’re at it.
Her bid to woo Labour Commons votes for a Brexit deal is part of a wider gambit.
For all the talk of May being pushed towards a Canada-type deal, there is currently no majority around the top table for any Chequers alternative.
You may have thought his speech over the top. (And he may have thought so too.) But politics needs top-flight people who are really good at what they do.
It was May’s best conference speech as Conservative leader. But her One Nation pitch could be too late to save her.
This strangely unreal conference is a kind of passage between the stymied Chequers plan…and whatever happens next.
Our Next Tory Leader survey. Javid is up and Johnson down slightly – but the latter retains a double-figure lead.
No other entrant has more than ten per cent of the vote, though Hunt is almost there.
Let’s make a virtue of necessity – and transform this conference into a festival of creative destruction
This week, the Party has a chance to turn Brexit, a trouble-plagued leadership, and directional uncertainly from problems into an opportunity.