Meanwhile, almost a third of replies support a trade-off over a longer transition and the backstop. Two-thirds oppose any transition extension.
In sum, Hammond said: vote for May’s Deal – or the economy gets it. But there’s more than one way of dicing the next election result.
The Chancellor’s recent claims of a coming “Deal Dividend” sent the wrong message at the wrong time – and showed up a deep Treasury malaise.
If the Prime Minister isn’t prepared to do so, Conservative MPs will have no alternative but to search for a replacement.
Even the mice in the Commons tea room know that he was put in by one party and is kept there by one party.
Today’s Daily Mail confirms that, under Geordie Grieg, its editorial policy has shifted. Clean Brexit supporters are short of a committed backer that counts.
Ireland risks a hard border, imposed on it by the rest of the EU, if a way isn’t found by all parties of climbing off the self-contradictory backstop clauses.
There are at least four big obstacles to any plan to crown him leader. And there’s no sign that he has endorsed it, anyway.
He won out over Cllr Helen Harrison and Clarence Mitchell. The Labour majority is 607, and the possibility of a by-election looms.
The significance of the Northern Ireland SpAd’s tweet lies less in its content than its author – and that it has been issued at all.
The German Chancellor was stronger then than she is now. And there’s no guarantee that any compromise she might push would work.
The Prime Minister is like a woman on a raft, adrift at sea – as her fellow-passengers watch the good (or bad) ship Chequers gently slipping, with the occasional plop and gurgle, beneath the waves.
Wages are growing at their fastest rate for ten years, and employment is at a near-record high. But qualifications are necessary…
The only potential escape lane from a breakdown in the negotiation and No Deal gridlock is marked “to Canada”.
Cox’s intervention at May’s meeting of senior Cabinet ministers last week to discuss Brexit plans turned out to be crucial.