Plus: May under fire at home and pressure abroad. And around tables at the heart of Westminster, Labour researchers huddle, as though ready for an election and power.
Posts Tagged: Boris Johnson MP
Frankly, any outcome – no deal, Norway, Canada, even the risk of a second referendum – would be better than what is currently on the table.
Plus: Leadsom stonewalls, Cox charms, Brexit stalls. And: my almost-but-not-quite shoulderpads fetish.
Robert Halfon: No to Ted Clubberlang Conservatism, no to Deliveroo Conservatism, yes to Workers’ Conservatism
That’s you told, Johnson and Truss. Plus: a Universal Credit Brexit Dividend for working families.
Interview. David Owen’s Brexit plan. Move from transition through the EEA into Canada Plus Plus Plus – before the next election.
The former Foreign Secretary says May’s team are inexperienced in EU negotiations and are “pushing out disinformation”.
The excuse is always that there aren’t enough beds in other places. How come Labour goes to Brighton, then?
Also: Bradley retains May’s confidence as she takes belated action on MLA salaries; Plaid’s new, right-wing leader offers prospect of Tory pact; and more.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference Sketch: The Prime Minister restores her reputation for unexciting reliability
The only excitement was provided by the Attorney-General, who did a warm-up act in which he looked like Rumpole auditioning to be Henry V.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference Sketch: Johnson the liberator tells the Tories there can be a better Brexit
He raised his listeners’ spirits in a way that no other speaker at this tepid and uncertain conference has managed.
“If we cheat the electorate – and Chequers is a cheat – we will escalate the sense of mistrust.” Johnson’s speech to ConHome, full text
“If we bottle Brexit now – believe me, the people of this country will find it hard to forgive.”
WATCH: “If I have a function here today, it is to try – with all humility – to put some lead into the collective pencil” – Johnson
Boris Johnson speaks to the ConHome fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.
The PM needs to empathise with those who have concerns about her policy. She should accept that Chequers is probably not anyone’s dream plan.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer dared to be dull as he set out the economic facts of life and stuck to the Chequers plan.
Our Next Tory Leader survey. Javid is up and Johnson down slightly – but the latter retains a double-figure lead.
No other entrant has more than ten per cent of the vote, though Hunt is almost there.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.