“The one thing that is uncertain until we go into the June summit and engage with the EU is precisely what the contours of the trade deal will look like.”
He argues that Labour MPs are as ‘terrified’ of a Corbyn-led government as he is.
The Housing Minister was being asked about Boris Johnson’s comments on Brexit, which were leaked earlier this week.
The Shadow Brexit Secretary claims that there is now widespread concern about the Government’s ability to bring home any sort of deal at all.
WATCH: Shapps – “It’s conceivable but not likely that Theresa May will lead us into the next election”
But the former Party Chairman tells Sophie Ridge that he thinks the Prime Minister needs to stop delaying decisions.
The SNP leader wants instead to engage people in the ‘substantive arguments’ for breaking away from the UK.
The Cabinet Office Minister says the Government wants the withdrawal agreement sorted by the autumn.
“What do you think about Brexit?”…”What’s that?”…”Does that mean we won’t have any cheese?”…”Doesn’t it mean it would be harder to like go to like Spain and stuff?”
The Prime Minister resorts to pointing out Corbyn’s refusal to rule out a second referendum.
WATCH: Foster on abortion. “I have had e-mails from nationalists and republicans saying that they will be voting DUP.”
“There’s a substantial minority in the Republic who feel disenfranchised…who feel very alone…who feel no-one speaks for them any more.”
WATCH: Gardiner on Labour’s immigration policy. Migration will fluctuate according to the economy’s needs.
In other words, there can be no assumption that under a Corbyn government immigration would come down.
“There’s more work to be done, as you suggest…MI5 will be sharing information with more organisations.”
” Corbyn: ‘I never supported the military campaign’. Adams: ‘And I was never a member of the IRA.’ “
“This new government exists explicitly to do what the Italian people have just voted against. I suppose at least they’re being honest about it.”
Our columnist, Open Europe’s Henry Newman, and Alastair Campbell clash on the future of the EU Withdrawal Bill.