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A customs union 1) Greg Hands – As a former Remainer, and an ex-Trade Minister, I know that joining one would deliver Britain the worst of all worlds
We British often like a good compromise. This would be the wrong one.
As a split in the Conservative Party finally threatens for real, May must explain why and when she backed off mutual recognition.
If no deal is better than a bad one, the sum of this policy is certainly a bad deal. Tory leavers now face a bleak choice.
A Brexit in the hand is worth two in the bush. None the less, the Commons will have to vote her proposals down, if the EU banks them but offers no proper deal in return.
John Stevenson, Jeremy Lefroy and Paul Masterton: There’s a better way for the Government on Europe – joining EFTA
Within EFTA, there are already two models of relationship with the EU – the EEA and the Swiss model. There is no reason why there could not be a third.
Brexit poses a values and voting challenge for both the main parties. It may be even bigger for Labour than for the Conservatives.
A new play explores life after Brexit, when the old parties are swept aside and an irresistible popular movement is born
Michael McManus uses the theatre to explore the potential for an anti-immigrant party to break away not from the Tories, but from Labour.
Seventy-five MPs disobeyed Corbyn to back the EEA, joined by three Conservatives. And six more Labour frontbenchers resigned.
Grieve may have backed off yesterday, but the Government backed down. May now risks losing control of her Brexit policy altogether.
By cramping the room for no deal, it seeks to send the Prime Minister naked into the negotiation chamber.
The Shadow Brexit Secretary claims that there is now widespread concern about the Government’s ability to bring home any sort of deal at all.
Bill Cash: The EU Withdrawal Bill. No Conservative colleague should defy the will of the people next week.
The referendum transferred from MPs themselves the decision as to whether to remain in or leave the EU and – with it, to regain our freedom to make our own laws.
But she thinks neither will get what they want, hence there being a strong case for joining the EEA and EFTA.
WATCH: David Miliband – “Those of us who lost shouldn’t accept that the case for minimising the damage is lost”
The former Foreign Secretary and Labour leadership contender makes his pitch for the EEA.