There’s a Conservative/Labour/Democratic Unionist push to rule out a second referendum and Benn leads the charge for Cooper/Letwin.
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As a free vote, this may give us the clearest picture of the divisions at the very top of the Party over how to approach Brexit.
The Moggcast. “If a Remain Parliament sabotages Brexit, that will do enormous damage to faith in our democracy.”
Such harm would involve “electoral consequences”, Rees-Mogg warns. Plus: why he doubts the Cabinet is on the verge of ousting the Prime Minister.
“But the most important thing, I think, is: what we’re going to use this period for.”
The former Brexit Secretary doesn’t see how a deal rejected by record margins passes on the second try without substantial changes.
May is so weak that even her command of the payroll vote is slipping. If her Government loses control of European policy, can it really remain in office?
“We must therefore have the courage, if necessary, to reclaim our freedom first and talk afterwards.” Eustice’s resignation – full text
“I fear that developments this week will lead to… the EU dictating the terms of any extension requested and the final humiliation of our country.”
She promises the Commons votes on her deal, on No Deal, and finally on a possible delay.
The Prime Minister has made the pledge repeatedly and unequivocally.
The Moggcast. Rees-Mogg supports Association AGMs lining up with the National Convention over Brexit.
“It is a shame” that Soubry, Wollaston and Allen left the Party, Rees-Mogg says. Plus: May should sack Rudd and friends if they vote for Cooper-Letwin.
It rarely worked for the Conservatives when they tried to out-UKIP UKIP.
Henry Newman: Beyond Malthouse. Which compromises would be feasible and acceptable to secure a deal?
It is still possible to find a landing zone that would be acceptable for the EU and to Eurosceptics.
The level of opposition is a shade higher than it was a fortnight ago.
He talks Brady, Norway, prorogation, and postponing Article 50, and explains why the ERG is “not a fourth party”. Plus: does the Queen listen to the Moggcast?
The message from our Party members’ panel is clear: activists want no change to exit day – and delaying it would risk a backlash.