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.
The supporters of the softer Brexit and pro-Remain options have helped to do each other in. And Boles has walked out on the Conservative Party (it seems).
The Grantham and Stamford MP leaves the Conservative benches, to a cry of “Nick, don’t go” from one of his colleagues.
Those who voted for the former Chancellor’s motion included Tobias Ellwood, Vicky Ford and Victoria Prentis.
Otherwise known as Norway Plus, those backing the move included Bim Afolami, James Cartlidge and George Eustice.
That’s variously for a customs union; for a custom arrangement plus the Single Market; for a second referendum, and for staying in the EU.
She adds that “people on each extreme… have been knocking out all the compromise.”
In order to ensure that the Conservative Party remains able to govern effectively, I have concluded that, despite its faults, I will vote for the Withdrawal Agreement.
The Letwin plan has not exactly delivered the promised clarity. Instead, the Commons has again said what it does not want.
His choice: amendments from Baron, Boles, Eustace, Clarke, Corbyn, Cherry, Beckett, Fysh.
Hers or Letwins? That’s what the choice is narrowing down to. From the point of view of trust in politics, how MPs vote will now make little difference – if any.
It would increase our power to control freedom of movement, plus our laws and finances – and deliver on the referendum result.