Disillusionment, anger, reduced turnout, a body blow to future social reform, and a possible boost to extremists are all potential consequences.
Henry Newman: The ticking Brexit clock demands clarity from both sides, but also adds to the risk of No Deal
It’s likely that there will be some form of agreement, perhaps at the last minute. Likely, but far from certain.
Chloe Westley: The reason the left want to ban me from TV is they fear they would lose a true battle of ideas
Socialist organisations have vastly more money and staff than those campaigning for lower taxes and smaller state, but they still cannot accept debate.
Plus: Mugabe wrecked Zimbabwe. Tommy Robinson – and how Batten is wrecking UKIP. Can Farage save it?
Also: Welsh Tory leadership hopefuls would put pacts with other parties to the membership; unionists turn on Robinson over united Ireland comments; and more.
Garvan Walshe: To win back young voters, the Conservative Party should make feminism central to its platform
As Cameron once reached new voters by focusing on the environment, so the leader after May should take up the fight for gender equality.
Robert Halfon: Do Barwell’s bean-counters lack the vision to see why Tories must campaign for social justice?
Plus: why John Bald is wrong to be critical on this site of the Education Select Committee’s report on school exclusions.
He or she should particularly highlight the fact that Labour’s traditional voters are being hurt most by high crime levels.
Seven points to reflect on during the coming weeks, including this: the centre ground of British politics is vacant.
Yes: there was nothing I could do to stop Sean Spicer from being an utter dick. Plus: Guido’s recovery, the Tory Chief Whip’s troubles…and Mamma Mia 2.
Also: Pro-UK think-tanks torpedoes SNP’s economic case for independence; Plaid suffers ‘major rift’ as MP savages Wood; and more.
Given the long lead times involved in constructing new homes, we can’t afford to let the Government’s weakness or distracted state delay us.
Daniel Hannan: Even the blockade of Qatar hasn’t produced the calamity that hysterical Remainers now predict from Brexit
Their hysterical tone serves only to make EU negotiators dig in deeper – thus, paradoxically, making a breakdown in talks more likely.
The idea is often derided as a myth, meaningless beyond the minds of a few Conservatives – but we now know it is rooted in widespread popular feeling.
The Government must avoid one which can be ‘triggered’ in the event of any UK regulatory divergence on goods or agriculture.