The former Northern Ireland Secretary says that May should return to press for the backstop to be dropped.
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“If they don’t produce it tomorrow, we will start contempt proceedings…this will be a collision course between the Government and Parliament.”
Our survey. Almost seven in ten Party members say that Conservative MPs should vote against May’s deal.
And roughly a third believe that they should back it. That’s a platform for the Prime Minister to build on – but she has little time left in which to change hearts and minds.
Stephen Booth: The backstop. It’s problematic for the EU as well as the UK – whatever you’re told to the contrary.
There is concern in some capitals that the UK can use it to secure privileged access to the Single Market in goods with, over time, a competitive advantage.
The use of Party funds for this exercise is proving divisive. It encourages the public to challenge the stance taken by many Conservative MPs.
It is hard to see how the different Brexit alternatives can be presented anything like as well on TV as they will be in Parliament.
Andrew Green: Immigration. Voters will spurn the end of free movement if it brings no reduction in numbers.
Ministers need to be clear about who they intend to admit, and that they will set limits on numbers and on any rights to benefits and access for family members.
Robin Aitken, who worked for the Corporation for 25 years, accuses it of propagating liberalism and suppressing conservatism behind a pretend impartiality.
Our Executive Editor discusses our estimate of the scale of May’s troubles on Politics Live.
“The divisions of the referendum need to be consigned to the past. Now is the time to…lead our country to a future of freedom, success, and prosperity.”
Cameron and Osborne spent £9 million promoting Remain in 2016. Now May appears to be pursuing the same tactic.
Iain Dale: Why is May making her case to 35 million people won’t vote on her deal? And not to the 650 or so who will?
Plus: Keep the Brexit TV debate simple. Giving Allin-Khan and Duncan a piece of my mind. And: Carney – we’ve heard it all before.
Johannes de Jong: Many of you think May’s deal is bad for Britain. But it’s bad for us other Europeans too.
EU federalism will be stronger in Britain, as rules are simply imposed on you. And stronger in the rest of Europe – because you’re leaving us.
He is one of the few ministers actively pushing the Prime Minister’s case on TV, radio and social media.
Also: Jones accused of ‘pre-judging’ allegations against former minister as inquiry continues; and May clashes with Sturgeon over independence.