The deal’s internal contradictions are coming back to haunt it, to the confusion of May, Varadkar, Juncker, Barnier – the whole lot of them.
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And after hitting a personal low last month, the Budget seems to have got the Chancellor (just) back into the membership’s good books.
The Universities Minister takes on Lord Adonis, and insists the new regulator will control pay by insisting on transparency and the right benchmarks.
Are we due a “Boris eruption”? Where he, May, Davis and Hammond are now on the Government’s Brexit strategy.
The Prime Minister’s stance on regulatory alignment is very hard indeed to square with his vision of a freewheeling Britain. Watch this space.
Next Tory leader. Our survey. Rees-Mogg leads, Gove is second – and none of the above still beats the lot
Add together the totals of those named who backed Brexit, and one reaches a total of nearly 60 per cent of the vote.
The Cabinet Ministers who backed Leave have gone along with a payment of some £50 billion. But they are digging in their heels over the role of the court – rightly.
Peter Franklin: Introducing GovOpposition. How the Tories can reinvent themselves in office. And who’s doing it best.
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.
The lack of a Conservative Commons majority prevented the Chancellor from doing much more than playing it safe – which he did effectively.
The Prime Minister is not in a position to force policy about leaving the EU on her Cabinet colleagues – let alone the Brexit Secretary.
May sounded perkier than she has for months.
Letting disagreements about Brexit leak into the Budget’s treatment could deal the Government irreparable damage – and voters much harm.
Johnson deserves criticism for his error. But that should not mean indulging every opportunist demand, or handing Britain’s enemies greater power.
“We play Iran’s game. We play into extremists’ hands when we do anything other than show solidarity in the face of their abuse of human rights.”
We republish Andrew Gimson’s profile of the new International Development Secretary, who backs Brexit “and knows how to make a splash”.
Patel got a lot done – in particular, improving international rules about emergency spending. Now her successor must work on an aid policy for Global Britain.