Brexit poses a values and voting challenge for both the main parties. It may be even bigger for Labour than for the Conservatives.
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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.
The water’s temperature is still rising – but at least the frog has a nice shiny new waistcoat button
It is impossible to see today’s agreement as anything more than a fudge from which no-one emerges stronger.
Like unhappy Love Island contestants, May and Davis may kiss and make up today, but recoupling is in the air – with unknowable consequences for the Prime Minister’s leadership, the Government and Brexit itself.
Our Survey. Next Tory leader. Rees-Mogg leads Gove by less than ten votes in over a thousand. Javid is third.
If, that is, you don’t count “Other”, which comes ahead of the Home Secretary but behind the two front-runners.
Our survey. Almost one in four Tory members want May to resign now. And over two in three want her gone before the next election.
Each monthly answer to this question since the last election has found that over half the respondents want a new leader in place to contest the next one.
Our survey. Almost two-thirds of Tory members don’t have confidence in the Government’s handling of Brexit.
This is almost exactly the same panel that gave the Prime Minister a seven-out-of-ten thumbs-up following December’s summit.
Wanted. A Muslim, a woman, and a fearless campaigner to review claims of Tory anti-Muslim prejudice.
We doubt that such institutional bias exists. But we would say that, wouldn’t we? Fortunately, Sayeeda Warsi has hit on a solution.