James Frayne: Less affluent, small-c conservatives in Labour-held seats are the key targets for Tory campaigning
By contrast, the potential audience for a reboot of Cameronism is small and far harder to reach.
Labour’s debate on the disclosure of legal advice about any Brexit agreement will be well worth keeping an eye on.
The process is hard and risky, but it still seems unlikely that the Labour Party would really torpedo an agreement in the last resort.
There is still time for adoption of a comprehensive free trade deal on offer from the EU and applied to the entire UK, which even now could provide a way forward.
“All options must remain on the table. That includes the option of a public vote…nothing Jeremy has said is intended to disturb that.”
The former Cabinet Minister on May’s future as the clock ticks down on a November date for a summit and deal.
The UK should copy Canada only in regard to how it pursues a deal, and that means securing one that is bespoke to our economic needs and realities.
The Education Secretary tells Andrew Marr that “I’m very confident that the deal that comes back will be a good one.”
The electorate are less and less convinced by such arguments about party identity and destiny. Far underground, the tectonic plates are moving.
Boris Johnson’s pro-Remain younger brother quits as Transport Minister and calls for a second referendum.
“Unlike the previous political declarations, the scope for delay, fudge or obscurantist language has passed. This is now a time for clarity and plain speaking.”
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In certain respects, the UK’s leaving of the EU could reap animal welfare benefits on a scale hitherto unimaginable.
The Trade Secretary on the Northern Ireland backstop. He also says that the Cabinet must have “the fullest possible information”.
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