The long and short of it is: it ought to damage Labour more, but there are dangers for the Tories none the less.
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Yes, our system favours the established parties. But it is not invulnerable to change. This could be the start of a breakthrough.
The failure of the SDP by no means proves that a new movement of this kind is doomed to failure.
Henry Newman: A new bout of political instability hits Labour – but does it change the Brexit arithmetic?
At least four Tory MPs have apparently been placed on defection watch including Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Richard Harrington.
Trashing last Friday’s event is doubtless fun for Conservative commentators, but not the right course at all for the Conservative Party.
Fabio Conti: A plea for Conservative unity in these fractious times – and how we must plan for the challenges of the future
It is rarely Brexit that people raise on the doorstep. It is concerns about the NHS; their local school; the difficulties faced by social care, or the rise in violent crime.
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.
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.