Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
If the arguments against a target of net zero emissions by 2050 now seem familiar, that may be because we have been here before.
A series of mini-deal, plus unilateral preparations by the UK, mean that most of the building blocks for a managed No Deal are already in place.
The biggest defeat in modern times and the largest Tory rebellion won’t stop her trying to resurrect her deal.
These politicians have no idea about the wave of contempt that will engulf them, just as they didn’t understand England outside the M25 in 2016.
“That agreement is a good one for the UK. It fulfils the wishes of the British people as expressed in the 2016 referendum.”
That would be sooner than the latest timescale proposed by Barnier. She says that it is a short-term alternative to the backstop.
Obama’s EU referendum intervention didn’t help deliver a Remain result for Cameron. It’s not clear that the Government has learned from the experience.
Contrary to myth, the wise king was demonstrating what was beyond his powers. May has done the same – demonstrating gradually that a Canada Deal or No Deal are the only practicable options.
Votes would come flooding back into UKIP and, perhaps more importantly, to independent candidates that campaign on the “You Lied” platform.
“We must rebuild a consensus for the liberal market economy as the best way to deliver future prosperity.”
Lavish campaign spending does not guarantee electoral success. If it did, Brexit wouldn’t be happening. And Theresa May would now have a majority.
But a vote on some form of customs union is coming. Might it become a confidence issue?
If making a final decision seemed too risky for the Prime Minister, her deliberate indecision has now proved even more dangerous.
Fairly or unfairly, the pro-EU cause is already associated with elites. The arrival of the Withdrawal Bill in the Upper House will do nothing to diminish that impression.