It now the main issue blocking a negotiated agreement – thus risking a No Deal and potentially a harder Irish border. In short, it risks triggering the very thing it is supposed to avoid.
Chloe Westley: Liam, Michael, Penny, Esther – don’t let us down. Speak up in Cabinet for everyone who voted Leave
Don’t allow the UK to get locked into an unending transition, the single market, or the customs union – and resist the lazy ‘Norway option’.
Nick Hargrave: The Conservatives should be thinking ahead about a future border poll in Northern Ireland
Ireland has in recent years moved from a restrictive semi-theocratic state to a more relaxed definition of Irishness. And then there is Brexit…
Drawing on decades of experience and friendships from all parties, Sir David – inventor of the swingometer – founded the UK’s psephological profession.
Plus: Chinese whispers, Whitehall moves – and a Budget that is set to target business rather than taxpayers.
Also: Scottish Conservatives keep up the pressure over fishing and the backstop; Plaid set out new front bench; and Bradley empowers Northern Irish civil service.
The killing gives Turkey’s autocrat the opportunity to make common cause with the Saudi prince’s enemies.
In the second article of our mini-series, the Harlow MP calls for a relentless focus on the cost of living, a skills-based economy, social injustices and affordable housing.
Nevertheless, tax alone won’t solve our challenge. Instead we must reshape the high street experience – as we’re starting to do in the West Midlands.
Nicky Morgan: The tea room avoided. Local fundraisers curtailed. Colleagues suggesting the deselection of others. How Brexit is tearing our Party apart.
We must bind up our wounds and work together again as one.
Plus: May under fire at home and pressure abroad. And around tables at the heart of Westminster, Labour researchers huddle, as though ready for an election and power.
It was once said that the secret of Thatcher’s success was moving steadily on multiple fronts so that her enemies did not know where to focus their attention.
Frankly, any outcome – no deal, Norway, Canada, even the risk of a second referendum – would be better than what is currently on the table.
James Frayne: The route to a Conservative election victory lies through Middlesbrough, not Canterbury
That doesn’t mean the Party needs to move right; on the contrary, it means accommodating on issues such as the NHS.
With the backstop blocking progress in the negotiations, the Government must map out its plan to mitigate the effects of no agreement being reached.