He says he’s best placed to deliver Brexit, slash corporation tax and beat Corbyn. And adds “I am not going to criticise Boris for going to a posher public school than me.”
“It is clear that the only way forward is leaving with a deal; but it is equally clear that this will not happen without compromise on all sides of the debate.”
Corbyn choose to eschew Europe altogether in his six questions, leading instead on inequality and votes for young people.
She should now put her deal to the Commons without the backstop – announce a firm date for her departure.
The unrebuttable fact is that the Prime Minister is in breach of her word, and that the collapse of trust in the Party threatens to be terminal.
We have always avoided them, for they undermine the competitive dynamic which is essential to a successful trade strategy.
The Labour leader announces that there has not yet been a ‘big offer’ from the Prime Minister in the Brexit talks, and his red lines are unchanged.
Our last four surveys found rising support for it. Now there is a shift the other way. That bodes badly for any concessions to Corbyn on customs.
“If May signs up to this, I can’t see the point of the Conservative Party even existing. What’s it for?” the Brexit Party leader tells Ridge.
It may be unpalatable, but there’s no point arguing about retaining customs union membership if we can’t get out of the EU in the first place.
The EU has already opened the door to starting discussions about such alternative arrangements the minute that the Withdrawal Agreement is approved.
There are benefits to a cross-party deal. It will give businesses faith that the resulting deal will last through changes of government in the coming decades.
The EU asks: what do you want? But the Commons has said what it wants. Namely, the so-called Brady Amendment.
Not only are Leavers and Remainers drifting further apart, but the various Remain factions are now engaged in a furious blame game.
Precisely because it would be a rather unnecessary addition to the current deal, it is hard to argue that the proposal would be a disaster for Brexit.