Opposing this proposal serves only to help those who wish to undermine our desire to respect the referendum result. It is only by being united that we can fight them off.
We set five tests for it. Does this draft agreement pass them? And does it really take back control of our borders, laws and money?
The finding suggests that May will have an uphill struggle to sell it to them, just as she had over Chequers.
A new study of the 2017 general election shows May failing to insist on a message and a manifesto which supported each other.
We need to get back to our focus, governing for the people. They are fed up with Brexit and we are running out of time
“No-one had a pop at her”, I’m told – but equally her answers don’t seem to have won round the assembled Association officers.
She didn’t establish herself as a strategic Home Secretary, but is a highly effective media performer.
The Prime Minister surely knows that doing so is damaging. But she appears willing to disregard the cost out of desperation.
He says that “ultimately I hope that across Parliament we recognise that a deal is better than no deal.”
So he’s left presumably unwilling to sell May’s deal on any other basis that it’s bad…but that the alternative is worse.
That’s the single fact that stands out from the “low tragedy, high farce” of resignations, splits, divisions, principles and ambitions consuming British and Brexit politics.
For nothing in return, by way of a guaranteed free trade deal, the Prime Minister is willing to hand over at least £40 billion, potentially £60 billion.
“One of my cricketing heroes was Geoffrey Boycott…he stuck to it, and he got the runs in the end.”
They are now coming so fast as to necessitate this list, which will be updated as the day continues.
He says that he won’t stand in an election. But will the ERG succeed in drumming up 48 letters?