The message that some send to Brussels – that if the Eurocrats make it all painful enough then we can be bullied into changing our minds – is mistaken but harmful.
May should not shirk from seeking an election over her manifesto pledge to leave it. But we are not there yet – not nearly.
He replies to Soubry’s call to expel him, argues aid should be “investment rather than expenditure”, and reveals what it’s like to face “poser” masked thugs.
If anything is put to the Commons at all before exit day, it will be a Heads of Agreement plan. The most likely consequence of its rejection would be the re-invention of transition.
P.S: Only one Tory Prime Minister in recent years was “taken down” by Tory MPs. Clue: it was neither Major nor Cameron.
“They’ve taken down Major. They took down Cameron. Two great leaders – neither of whom stood up to them.”
I finish by imploring you to consider the effect on our Brexit negotiations if we change negotiators half way through.
A bit of romantic rhetoric from Brussels cannot change the fact that their only offers – before and after we voted Leave – have been provocatively unacceptable.
Will the Broxtowe MP be tuning in to the Moggcast?
There was only ever going to be one winner – and Rees Mogg duly powers in with over 70 per cent of the vote.
Some would-be rebels switched sides at the last minute, while at least three others abstained.
She is the respectable tenant of Downing Street, a public-sector property to which Jeremy Corbyn has yet to establish his claim.
Then come Redwood and Tugendhat to make up the top five. Four of the top ten have been in the Commons for less than three years.
While the responsibilities of government must be shouldered, there’s no doubting the need for a time of renewal – one as profound as in any period of opposition.
Clarke, Grieve, Morgan, Soubry, Neill, Stephen Hammond, Wollaston, Sandbach and Lefroy back major changes to the Bill (as do some Brexiteers)