And he says that UK ambassadors reportedly being told not to sit alongside their EU counterparts “comes across as a bit petty”.
The Brexit Party will continue as an insurance policy “in case things go wrong”. And there will be “a new think-tank called Brexit Watch”.
WATCH: Foster – “It’s difficult to see” how there can not be checks between Great Britain and Northern Ireland
“He told one of my colleagues in the House of Commons that emphatically there would not be checks.”
“Labour has a problem – and it’s partly because the structure of our vote has been changing over ten years.”
WATCH: Raab says Barnier is wrong about border checks between the UK and EU – if the latter meets its commitments
[Checks are] “directly in conflict not only with the Withddrawal Agreement but with undertakings in the Political Declaration”.
“The most important thing to say tonight is that this is not an end but a beginning. This is the moment when the curtain goes up on a new act in our national drama.”
WATCH: The Brexit Story 25) At last! Royal Assent is granted for the European Union Withdrawal Agreement Act 2020
Well, it only took the best part of four years, two elections, two Prime Ministerial changes – and over 40 resignations.
The Conservatives pulverise Labour in a near-landslide, and the door to Brexit is flung wide open.
WATCH: The Brexit Story 23) After Government defeat in the Supreme Court, Parliament is eventually prorogued
Opposition MPs boo, chant, jostle, hold up placards. A general election follows soon afterwards – after the SNP and the LibDems push for one.
WATCH: The Brexit Story 22) Johnson wins the Tory leadership election – and pledges to restore trust
“The doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters – they are going to get it wrong again. The people who bet against Britain are going to lose their shirts.”
At last she bowed to the inevitable – thereby opening up a leadership contest that saw Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson make the final two.
The Attorney-General tried to persuade the Commons that May’s deal has been substantially changed. But it failed for a third time.
Meanwhile, the mass of Ministerial resignations and backbench defections continued to rage.
She tries to bounce the Commons into approving an amended draft. The plan went down to another big defeat.
WATCH: The Brexit Story 17) North Korean ovation from Tory MPs as their leader fends off no confidence vote
It was the beginning of the end for the then Prime Minister. She survived the challenge – but her position continued to worsen.