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.
Those for included Eustace, Fallon and Percy. Those against, Dowden, Quin and Skidmore.
The Letwin plan has not exactly delivered the promised clarity. Instead, the Commons has again said what it does not want.
It would increase our power to control freedom of movement, plus our laws and finances – and deliver on the referendum result.
Longer extension, Customs Union, ‘Common Market 2.0’ and so on all have severe downsides.
Our party owns this crisis. If we honour the referendum we can shape the next decade. If we don’t then chaos – and Corbyn – await.
It would be dangerous for UK business and would leave both Leavers and Remainers dissatisfied. It would leave Britain subject to free movement.
The benefits of this simple approach are that we can settle this debate now rather than condemn our country to years more argument.
I voted for the Prime Minister’s deal today. But the Commons didn’t – and we now all need a positive alternative.
Where Farage, Johnson and Paterson once praised the Norway option, it is now denounced as apostasy.
It amounts to wishful thinking, not a workable, sustainable answer. And it’s not as easy to implement as some of its advocates make out.
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.
“The EU may do that deal, it may not – either way, Britain is not in a position to deliver any further compromises.”
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?
The plan is not perfect. It is a compromise. But as its popularity grows, it has attracted some unfair and inaccurate criticism.