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The human condition is a sometimes conflicting mixture of reason and emotion.
Unlike the angel, we’re unable to announce tidings of great joy. But it’s worth mulling why the Christmas season can pause even Brexit hostilities.
Exclusive. “In a timely manner”. The best part of six months on, the Party’s inquiry clears Johnson over his burka column.
Launched amidst the inevitable blaze of publicity, the decision has been smuggled out like the fabled thief in the night.
This morning, despite claims it would never happen, we seem to have a unicorn made flesh – just in time for Christmas.
Normally it’s the other way round. How long will it be before the traditional divide reasserts itself?
The Chamber was filled for a long time with clouds of canting, self-righteous, ludicrously overblown protest.
Tory MPs were elected on a manifesto which affirmed that “…we continue to believe that no deal is better than a bad deal for the UK.”
We need a new strategic partnership with Ireland. At the moment, that end seems endlessly remote.
“We’ve instituted it within the NHS already and I would like to see the whole Government going to that position because it’s the responsible thing to do.”
The wind has changed in the Prime Minister’s favour.
She must so less from desire than prudence, since No Deal is the default position – and could happen despite Parliamentary moves to block it.
The sequence of events: bow to a second referendum, lose the ERG, gain Blairites, contest a general election – and rebrand the Party.
Artificial restrictions have created huge competitive pressure on places, but lowering standards is not the answer.
Were it not for the backstop, May’s deal would get over the line – with support from an overwhelming majority of Conservatives, including us.