“A Prime Minister whose authority has been lost. A Cabinet disintegrating into cliques and factions.”
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“Another vote which would likely leave us no further forward than than the last, and which would divide our country when we should be working to unite it.”
She must so less from desire than prudence, since No Deal is the default position – and could happen despite Parliamentary moves to block it.
Profile: David Lidington – the Tory loyalist diverging from his leader over Brexit. And now tipped as her successor.
At the heart of May’s operation, this staunch Conservative is now mulling potential ways to a second referendum with Labour MPs.
At the heart of the disagreement between “People’s Vote” campaigners and the Norway Plus supporters is whether the 2016 result is accepted or not.
WATCH: “There are conversations happening about a second referendum and a number of other options” – Gyimah
The former Universities Minister suggests that Number Ten “is talking to people across the house to know what the lie of the land is”.
…and therefore, the SNP are not willing to do so themselves.
WATCH: Gwynne – Labour’s priority is to try to “force” the government to hold the meaningful vote “before Christmas”
…and therefore, not bringing a no confidence motion to the House.
“They’re not going to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement…but how do you operate it in a way that’s acceptable to both sides?”
“A second referendum would be divisive…We’ve had the people’s vote,” the Education Secretary argues.
“Canada Plus Plus would be very good but in the meantime, [we can] get out without paying the £39 billion.”
Jo Johnson says his priority is to avoid the “irrevocable” mistake of “accepting this bad deal”.
The sequence of events: bow to a second referendum, lose the ERG, gain Blairites, contest a general election – and rebrand the Party.
Its freedom to prosper, to make and judge its own laws, for its people ‘to take back control’ over how or by whom they are governed – all these will be lost for ever.
When I tried to focus these concerns by calling for a vote to see if this deal did indeed have the agreement of Cabinet, opposition crumbled – and my colleagues fell silent.