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Posts Tagged: Brexit
The Eurosceptic backbencher tells the Prime Minister that “for the first time in ten years” his local grassroots refused to campaign on Saturday.
Will there be further resignations? Will the 48 letters go to Sir Graham Brady? If the 48 letters do go in, will May win – and survive?
No clearer signal could be sent that the Haltemprice and Howden MP is out on his own. But the promotion will lose Raab some friends even as it delivers a new gain in status.
LISTEN: Davis – “My fear is that they’ll take what we’ve offered already and then demand some more. I fear that this is just the start.”
He explains that as Brexit Secretary he couldn’t take responsibility for advancing a new policy in which he didn’t believe.
The question this morning is whether Johnson, who fundamentally disagrees with May’s new Brexit policy no less, will also go – along with other Cabinet dissenters.
The Brexit Secretary’s resignation letter: I have become “a reluctant conscript” not “an enthusiastic believer in your approach”
‘The inevitable consequence of the proposed policies will be to make the supposed control by Parliament illusory rather than real.’
May’s response to Davis: “I do not agree with your characterisation of the policy we agreed at Cabinet on Friday”
“I am sorry that the Government will not have the benefit of your continued expertise and counsel as we secure this deal and complete the process of leaving the EU.”
Chloe Westley: You think the LibDems were punished over tuition fees? That’s nothing compared to the fate that now stalks the Tories over Brexit.
They risk a reputation of betraying the largest vote in British history.
Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary over Chequers plan – “He doesn’t believe the policy is right for our country”
Steve Baker follows him out, in a dual blow for the Prime Minister’s already embattled proposals.
“My understanding is that this was a light-hearted jokey remark of the kind for which Boris is famous.”
WATCH: Corbyn’s line – “I’ve got a feeling the whole thing might start to unravel in the next few days.”
The Labour leader plays it cautious – saying that “we don’t know exactly what this plan means yet”.
“Javid is anxious to have a modern new immigration system that delivers for this country – and that’s a separate issue.”
WATCH: There are “a lot of questions”…”a lot of unhappiness”…”a great deal of concern”. Cash on May’s plan.
The veteran Brexiteer also says that his colleagues will conduct their own analysis of the forthcoming White Paper and put it to the Cabinet.
WATCH: No direct ECJ jurisdiction. No free movement. Out of CAP & the CFP. Out of home and foreign affairs pillars. Gove defends the Government’s Chequers proposals.
“That’s what people voted for. This honours that vote.”