- The Commons will presumably now sit on Saturday.
- But isn’t clear as we write whether there will be an indicative vote or one on a legal text.
- Nor whether an extension will be proposed or agreed – and in the last case for how long.
- It is therefore also unclear whether the alternative to the new deal is no deal – or a further postponement of Brexit.
- Although it is being reported that Labour will support a second referendum on Saturday, Jeremy Corbyn is still using the term “a public vote – which would also cover a general election.
Tory generations divide. The 24 Conservative MPs who voted against the Government’s 0.7 per cent aid cut plan.
“It is absolutely vital that we proceed now with caution.” The Prime Minister’s Covid statement. Full text.
“We must take a careful and a balanced decision.” Johnson’s statement on the July 19 reopening. Full text.
“The last thing I would want is for my private life to distract attention.” The Health Secretary’s resignation letter.
“We have been surprised by the EU’s willingness to resort quite quickly to threats”. Lord Frost’s Königswinter speech.
“I do think it is sensible to wait just a little longer.” The Prime Minister’s Covid statement. Full text.
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