It’s always the Implementation Period, but never Christmas.
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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?
And No Deal is now activists’ most favoured option of all. Views are hardening as the endgame looms into sight.
Drained of authority? Yes. Rudderless? Certainly. Humiliated? Absolutely. But May’s very weakness is becoming a strange strength.
She looks increasingly like the captive of pro-Remain cross-party MPs working together against the pro-Leave referendum mandate.
ConHome’s Cabinet League Table. Everyone’s rating is down – and half of the top table is now in negative territory. Worst ever results.
Not for the faint-hearted. Contains intense violence, blood and gore, strong language and Philip Hammond.
The legal advice row – and how the tensions between a Leave result, Remain MPs and weak government is straining our conventions.
The unwritten rules usually apply. The legislature doesn’t make foolish demands. And the executive bows to the legislature. But these are not normal times.
Johnson. Distrusted by Conservative MPs. Clung to by Party members. He extends his lead in our Next Tory Leader survey.
It may be that the former Foreign Secretary has become a kind of comfort blanket in bewilderingly unpredictable times.
This is a lamentable background against which to campaign for the deal. If the survey is right, most members have faith in neither it nor her.
Our survey. Almost seven in ten Party members say that Conservative MPs should vote against May’s deal.
And roughly a third believe that they should back it. That’s a platform for the Prime Minister to build on – but she has little time left in which to change hearts and minds.
This article was originally published on the anniversary of the former President’s election. We re-issue it today as news comes of his death.
Ponder the possible consequences of the Government losing the meaningful vote by less than expected. Disaster would be spun as triumph.
The Government should adopt a working definition of anti-Muslim prejudice and hatred. But it must be based on objective criteria, overseen by people we elect.