The draft deal could wreck meaningful trade deals, hand over £40 billion for no bankable gain – and potentially threaten the break-up of the UK.
Four fifths of our panel remain opposed to her leadership, but within that group there has been a significant hardening of attitudes.
He may eventually be able to construct a case for return which, while tortuous, would not be beyond the reach of his powers of persuasion.
We have occasionally seen precipitous falls in Cabinet members’ scores. Vertiginous rises are rarer. Indeed, it is hard to think of a jump quite like it.
Outside Westminster, Crouch’s resignation will make little impact on a Budget that has gone more or less according to plan. Inside, it may not be quite the same story.
ConHome’s survey. Next Tory leader. Johnson leads Javid by less than a point – after Davis tears a chunk off his support.
Progress in this chart is invariably linked to media coverage – of which the former Brexit Secretary has had lots recently and the former Foreign Secretary less.
Our survey. Brexit preferences. One in ten respondents go for Norway to Canada. Almost half want Canada Plus Plus Plus.
Meanwhile, almost a third of replies support a trade-off over a longer transition and the backstop. Two-thirds oppose any transition extension.
A Budget with a message for Conservative MPs. Nice little seat you have there. Pity if anything happened to it.
In sum, Hammond said: vote for May’s Deal – or the economy gets it. But there’s more than one way of dicing the next election result.
The despondent faces of grown-up people on the Labour benches suggested they know his measures will be very hard to oppose.
In justifying their defence of Austria’s ‘blasphemy law’, its judges seem to be not just expanding but changing the relevant protections in the Convention.
ConservativeHome’s latest monthly survey is out. Should the Government extend the transition period?
Plus: should the Prime Minister resign? Who should succeed her? And which of the possible Brexit end states do our panel prefer?
Davidson and Mundell are right to be concerned that a differential Brexit deal for one part of the UK could put rocket boosters under SNP demands for similar treatment.
Hammond has one task only in next week’s Budget. To show that the Government is preparing for No Deal.
The Chancellor’s recent claims of a coming “Deal Dividend” sent the wrong message at the wrong time – and showed up a deep Treasury malaise.
If the Prime Minister isn’t prepared to do so, Conservative MPs will have no alternative but to search for a replacement.
An ominous calm reigned and one half expected the Prime Minister to choose a hymn to match.