It may not be agreed at all with the EU – and if it is the numbers in the Commons are very tight indeed by our calculation.
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(Assuming that the House indeed meets this weekend and assuming again that there are any votes.)
If it happens, he must not just win but keep the backing of the DUP, Spartans, Labour rebels and as many of the whipless 21 as he can – and stave off a referendum too.
We can begin to see how a deal can now be agreed and then pass Parliament. But the obstacles are still formidable.
You might blame Parliament for the fact that the Prime Minister will have broken his promise but Parliament didn’t force him to make that promise.
In the end, it may well prefer to hold out for a general election – and the likelihood of a Brexit delay – in the hope that something better turns up.
The new Leader of the House on how he was “gulled” by Theresa May over Brexit, and why it’s “a little bit premature” to talk about resigning if the October deadline isn’t met.
Had he not founded the European Research Group, we might very well be subject to the Withdrawal Agreement or have never had the chance to vote Leave.
The GATT XXIV plan – and why Brexiteers should pay the EU the compliment of taking its negotiating stance seriously.
Leavers insist correctly that the EU is a political project first and foremost. Which helps to explain why this scheme is unlikely to fly.
From the blog of the University of Liverpool academic: his detailed breakdown of the contest.
Hunt interview: “I’m clearly second-placed now to Boris, and ready to argue that we have better choices as a country than he is offering.”
He says he’s best placed to deliver Brexit, slash corporation tax and beat Corbyn. And adds “I am not going to criticise Boris for going to a posher public school than me.”
Many will hope that Gove and Hunt duke it out in a constructive way for the right to take on the man who is the clear winner from the week’s events.
Gove, Stewart and perhaps others too could see their standing and prospects damaged this afternoon.
The anti-business, anti-private property trajectory is doing it just as much damage – as exemplified in the field of housing and rent.
The local election aftermath. May and Corbyn are like two spooked children, drawing nearer for comfort as the thunder rages.
Will they now seek to appease turbulent voters by rushing her-deal-plus-the-Customs-Union through the Commons?