Every Opposition needs a way of maintaining flexibility as it manoeuvres to bring down the Government – and this is Team Corbyn’s.
“In my view, and that of most Brexiteers, head and heart come together. Brexit is enormously positive – and enormous opportunity for the country.”
“The very fact that people think they might do this is utterly destructive, utterly unnecessary, and they should back her to the hilt.”
“We had a choice. We could’ve said let’s stick where we are and see what happens, and risk ending up with a chaotic leaving…or we can look at an alternative proposal.”
The President says that the Prime Minister may yet take his advice about the talks – but she can’t just walk away.
WATCH: “Boris Johnson would be a great Prime Minister.” Trump at his joint press conference with May.
“I also said that this incredible woman here is doing a fantastic job.” He adds that Johnson says he’s doing a great job and “I am doing a great job”.
He says that May is “a total professional” and said to him in response: “Don’t worry – it’s only the press…I thought that was very professional.”
WATCH: Juncker drunker? The apparently sozzled EU President is kept on his feet by colleagues at the NATO summit.
Trump strolls past with less than a half-glance.
The President’s arrivals seems unlikely to pour any oil on the moment’s troubled waters.
WATCH: “Get behind us…in the common interest, instead of carping from the sidelines”, Lidington tells Thornberry
“We have ended up with him proposing a dog’s Brexit,” the Shadow Foreign Secretary charges.
WATCH: Churchill to Carrington: “You’ve been shooting partridges. Would you like to join my shoot?” The last member of his Government dies.
Lord Carrington: Thatcher’s Foreign Secretary who resigned over the Falklands War.
The Eurosceptic backbencher tells the Prime Minister that “for the first time in ten years” his local grassroots refused to campaign on Saturday.
He accuses them of making up claims about promotions being dangled – “as if any of us can be bribed”.
“My understanding is that this was a light-hearted jokey remark of the kind for which Boris is famous.”
WATCH: Corbyn’s line – “I’ve got a feeling the whole thing might start to unravel in the next few days.”
The Labour leader plays it cautious – saying that “we don’t know exactly what this plan means yet”.