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.
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.
I have reluctantly concluded that there needs to be greater regulation of the veracity of claims made by registered participants in political campaigns.
We also need to examine a ‘no deal transition period’ – i.e: a payment for a period of time to enable both the UK and the EU to adjust to the changes ahead of us.
Plus: People vote for me to shave off my beard. But the decision was only advisory. And did they have enough information…?
It would be swift, fair and democratic solution to this sorry saga, allowing us to get back to meeting the challenges that helped fuelled the Brexit vote in the first place.
It’s not hard to find reasons to be frustrated with the Government, but we are still delivering for the British people.
Neither is at all likely indeed to succeed May if they nod reluctant assent to any scheme to sign up to the Customs Union – which might not succeed in any event.
The biggest defeat in modern times and the largest Tory rebellion won’t stop her trying to resurrect her deal.
Plus: We must be the Party for social housing as well as home ownership. And: why don’t we trumpet our history of social reform?
Supporting the deal would also prevent several other things – such as the possibibility of a truly socialist government taking over.
Plus: Marion Little carries can for CCHQ – and many agents of all parties will think: “there but for the grace of God go I.” And: Am I creepy?