After Davis quit, a vote of confidence in May’s leadership hung in the balance. Now it’s set to happen – and events are creating their own momentum.
Will there be further resignations? Will the 48 letters go to Sir Graham Brady? If the 48 letters do go in, will May win – and survive?
No clearer signal could be sent that the Haltemprice and Howden MP is out on his own. But the promotion will lose Raab some friends even as it delivers a new gain in status.
The question this morning is whether Johnson, who fundamentally disagrees with May’s new Brexit policy no less, will also go – along with other Cabinet dissenters.
Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary over Chequers plan – “He doesn’t believe the policy is right for our country”
Steve Baker follows him out, in a dual blow for the Prime Minister’s already embattled proposals.
Our snap survey. Three in five Party members believe May’s new Brexit plan represents a bad deal for Britain.
And the same proportion don’t support it. This mirrors the Leave/Remain divide which the survey found before the EU referendum.
ConHome snap survey newsflash. Is May’s Chequers Brexit plan good or bad? Should it be backed or not? Our poll is now live.
An e-mail has been sent to the inboxes of our regular panel members, and we hope to publish the findings during the next few days.
If no deal is better than a bad one, the sum of this policy is certainly a bad deal. Tory leavers now face a bleak choice.
Ministers appear to have assumed gender self-identification would be an uncontroversial change – they were wrong
New polling shows levels of opposition to the Government’s proposed reform well above what many campaigners had expected, and across social and political divides.
What may count most today is not whether the water simmers over, but whether his temper and patience do instead – or first.
Meanwhile, Williamson and Johnson’s approval ratings are in the doldrums.
A Brexit in the hand is worth two in the bush. None the less, the Commons will have to vote her proposals down, if the EU banks them but offers no proper deal in return.
Following a series of concerning errors, it has now emerged the regulator’s ‘investigation’ into the Leave campaign did not involve actually interviewing any of those involved.
Corbyn meanwhile opted out of Brexit, in the hope that the Government is making a mistake.
Our survey panel. It’s a record high for the view that the Prime Minister should leave Downing Street before the next election.
Each monthly answer to this question since last June has found that over half the respondents want a new leader in place for the contest due in 2022.