“Away from the melodrama of Salzburg…we need to hold our nerve and keep our cool,” the Brexit Secretary argues.
The Labour leader then refuses to comment on his experience of being accused of racism by Margaret Hodge.
The search for supporters of the Prime Minister’s plan continues.
WATCH: Watson – It’s “inconceivable” that the Labour leadership would defy a conference vote for a second referendum
“But I’m already in the boundaries of talking hypotheticals with you,” he caveats.
“We need serious engagement on resolving the two big problems in the negotiations, and we stand ready.”
Footage of the Prime Minister’s press conference in the wake of the EU’s rebuff to the plan in Salzburg.
WATCH: “Like a round-table of Bond villains.” To staccato drum beats, May arrives with other leaders at the EU summit dinner.
The setting has been compared to the villainous meeting in “Spectre”. Is the Prime Minister Dr Madeleine Swann?
His planned soundbite, “erotic spasm”, did not quite go to plan.
The Prime Minister dodges Nick Robinson’s question in yesterday evening’s Panorama programme on Chequers and Brexit.
WATCH: May – “The White Paper represents a considerable shift in our position. It is now for the EU to respond.”
The Prime Minister makes her most comprehensive case yet for the Chequers proposals. The EU should “evolve its position as we have”.
WATCH: “To have a second referendum would be to throw this government a lifeline” insists Shadow Minister
Gardiner rebuffs the plea in The Observer this morning from Khan for a further poll on Brexit.
“I’ve got a series of tasks to do. I’m going to do them….but I’m looking for a professional transition to a new generation.”
WATCH: Gove – “A future PM could always choose to alter the relationship between Britain and the EU.”
The Environment Secretary tells Andrew Marr “the Chequers approach is the right one for now”. We’ve shown “flexibility.”
“We’ve had more reassuring noises from the European Commission and our European partners…the dial has moved,” declares the International Trade Secretary.
WATCH: Ici Londres – There’s no reason to believe that those who won’t accept one referendum will honour a second one
Consider, Hannan argues, the promises made by people like Clegg, Major and Ashdown during the last campaign.