He tells the Prime Minister that it “will walk through the lobbies with her to vote this nonsense down.”
Posts Tagged: ERG
Strangely but truly, the best way of helping the Prime Minister is to send her back to Brussels to win concessions on the backstop.
The Moggcast. “Most of the poison is in the backstop.” Were it removed, Rees-Mogg might support May’s plan.
But though such a change might win his support, would it persuade his colleagues? Plus: he believes Bercow made “an honest error” last week.
If May’s deal goes down, three words from John Kerr last year will highlight a choice for this new one.
The Moggcast. Why British “fair play” could lead the Queen to send for Corbyn if the Government loses a confidence vote.
“I’m not interested in being an irreconcilable…the leadership question is settled.” Rees-Mogg accepts defeat – but reserves the right to differ over policy.
May wins – but not by enough to break free from her internal opponents. Too strong to fall and too weak to win, she is, if anything, more exposed to them than before.
Drained of authority? Yes. Rudderless? Certainly. Humiliated? Absolutely. But May’s very weakness is becoming a strange strength.
She looks increasingly like the captive of pro-Remain cross-party MPs working together against the pro-Leave referendum mandate.
Joel Davidson and Amir Sadjady: Treat claims of treason with disdain. As Leavers, we wholeheartedly back this agreement. Here’s why.
By remaining in a customs arrangement which retains high standards and open access, it will be good for London – and the rest of the country too.
Bob Seely: This deal isn’t perfect. If it can be improved, great. But let’s not make the best the enemy of the good.
We need to get back to our focus, governing for the people. They are fed up with Brexit and we are running out of time
That’s the single fact that stands out from the “low tragedy, high farce” of resignations, splits, divisions, principles and ambitions consuming British and Brexit politics.
A new leader would need a new plan to reverse this evident humiliation of May’s leadership and of British statecraft.
Labour’s debate on the disclosure of legal advice about any Brexit agreement will be well worth keeping an eye on.
What will happen this week? When could a summit take place? What would the Cabinet say – and what might the Attorney General do?
Our survey. Brexit preferences. One in ten respondents go for Norway to Canada. Almost half want Canada Plus Plus Plus.
Meanwhile, almost a third of replies support a trade-off over a longer transition and the backstop. Two-thirds oppose any transition extension.
The leader of the European Research Group explains to Ridge why he thinks this ‘bastion of Remoanerism’ is still ‘grumpy’ about the result.