Brexit poses a values and voting challenge for both the main parties. It may be even bigger for Labour than for the Conservatives.
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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.
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
“Our economy is very different from Norway”, she explains as she demurs from Lord Kinnock’s proposals.
Labour’s whip on the Lords’ EEA amendment has yet to be decided.
The consequences of Customs Union indecision. How Britain could end up with EEA-lite – formally or informally.
The longer the delay in making a decision, the longer it will take for an alternative to be ready.
She says “it’s what it delivers that matters”, and talks of need to counter “the factual nonsenses that are being put out there”.
Our survey. Party members overwhelmingly oppose the Norway option. The majority against a Swiss model is less emphatic.
Whatever you think of the latter idea, it can’t fairly be said that, in the minds of a significant tranche of Party members, the door to it is firmly closed.