Its muscular power is needed to boost share ownership, build houses and tax wealth rather than income. And let’s rule out a No Deal Brexit.
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Most of the people in most of our groups – Remain and Leave, Conservative and Labour – thought we would end up leaving with some sort of deal.
The problem of Tory MPs who backed the Party’s pro-Brexit manifesto, voted for Article 50 and then for the EU Withdrawal Bill cannot simply be brushed aside.
It would be responsible for promoting the British brand right across the country – and there is a lot to promote.
John Strafford: The Conservative Party no longer belongs to its members. No wonder it faces an existential crisis.
If we do not leave the E.U. on terms that are acceptable to the members of the Party, large numbers will leave it. Here’s how we got here.
Our party will not be able to speak for Britain as it really is, and as it will increasingly come to be, unless we make some efforts to reflect this in our membership.
He would be averse to leaving without a deal, but even more alarmed by the idea of taking any course of action which risked breaking the Tory Party into fragments.
The Prime Minister’s previous form suggests that she will keep kicking the can down the road, or try to – even after the road runs out.
If it passes, a signal will be sent that the Commons is likely to take control of Brexit policy – even if the Brady amendment also passes.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Corbyn digs himself into a hole as the Prime Minister starts to unite her party
The Leader of the Opposition looked totally incapable of taking over.
Nicky Morgan: This Brexit logjam is holding up positive politics. Now the Prime Minister must break it.
The way to head these moves off – and this development is anticipated in the Cooper Bill which I am supporting – is to put an agreement in place.
Stella Creasy & Debbie Abrahams: A referendum got us here. Now let a Citizens’ Assembly – and more direct democracy – take us forward.
We want to learn from what other Parliaments have done when faced with difficult choices. Such an assembly would report back within ten weeks.
The Speaker is unlikely to select backbench amendments designed to help her, so her least bad option is a Government one.
The point here is the electoral trade-off between what could plausibly happen in the capital and the provinces – with Corbyn entering Downing Street in consequence.
Today, May is swinging towards her Party’s leavers. The logic of the Chancellor’s position, and that of his allies, is to block her – or try to.