“The backstop would endure indefinitely, and it would tie us to the Customs Union with no escape.”
Has he considered sitting as a National Liberal? Or might he join Patrick O’Flynn in the SDP?
“My understanding is that the rest of the world trades on WTO rules with independent free trade agreements.”
The Chancellor also insists, having been involved in the process for more than two years, that there is no realistic prospect of renegotiation.
At the funeral of the 41st President, George Herbert Walker Bush, he is honoured by the 43rd, George Walker Bush.
WATCH: Harper – “If the backstop remains in the deal, the Prime Minister will not be able to get it through the House”
The former Chief Whip says that if the Prime Minister is defeated next week, she must return to the negotiating table.
In today’s Brexit debate, the former Universities Minister explains why he resigned and won’t be supporting May’s deal.
The DUP appeared to think this was, to put it mildly, an understatement.
WATCH: Prime Minister’s Questions. Labour’s leader goes on what he wants to talk about, not what all of Westminster is talking about.
Is Corbyn right to keep faith with his base rather than hold the Government to account on Brexit?
WATCH: The Prime Minister at bay. She sets out the case for her deal as she opens the five-day debate.
“We should not let the search for a perfect Brexit prevent a good Brexit that delivers for the British people”
WATCH: Pincer move on May 2) The Norwegians. Letwin backs the amendment to “avoid us leaving without a deal”
“I personally believe that [if no agreement is reached] a sort of Norwegian arrangement is probably the next best step.”
WATCH: Pincer move on May 1) The Remainers. Grieve presents his amendment, a way to “cure an anomaly” hobbling Parliament in doing its job
The former Attorney General criticised a feature of the rules which he called “contrary to all sensible practice…and disrespectful of the role of this House”.
And then Ministers fold: Leadsom announces that the Attorney-General’s legal advice will be published in full tomorrow.
WATCH: “I am caught in a clash of constitutional principles” – Cox tussles with Harman over his legal responsibilities
The Labour former Solicitor General argued that the Attorney General should warn the Government that it is engaged in “breaking the rules”.
WATCH: The Government doesn’t want MPs to see the full legal advice for fear of the consequences, says Thomas-Symonds
“I should say frankly that a longer explainer was issued alongside the Withdrawal Agreement,” the Shadow Attorney-General argues.