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By reaching a deal in Brussels, the Tory anarchist has exceeded what the official classes and conventional wisdom supposed was possible.
Faced with a choice of this deal or No Deal, it is very hard indeed to see the Commons opting for the latter.
By being so scornful, his critics have set a low bar for him. We are about to see whether he can astonish them by bounding over it.
It may not be agreed at all with the EU – and if it is the numbers in the Commons are very tight indeed by our calculation.
If a UK-EU deal is agreed, it will be because both men want one urgently – which in turn opens a chance to reset Anglo-Irish relations.
The start of the debate on the Queen’s Speech showed how the general election will be fought.
The place to put these proposals to the test is at a general election, not in a Parliament apparently determined to do little other than delay Brexit.
If it happens, he must not just win but keep the backing of the DUP, Spartans, Labour rebels and as many of the whipless 21 as he can – and stave off a referendum too.
We can begin to see how a deal can now be agreed and then pass Parliament. But the obstacles are still formidable.
An obscure, unused agreement struck by Cameron and the 1922 Committee back in 2006 is set to come into play.
It’s time to grasp the real message of the 2016 referendum: that universal suffrage has been a mistake of historic proportions.
Yesterday’s Downing Street briefing and the plight of the Brexit talks suggest that he will ultimately settle for extension. That could be fatal – not least for him.
And Tories have known since Thatcher’s time that climate change has to be taken seriously.
Grieve’s intention of standing in the seat as an independent makes it a test case for early selection and local choice.