The Prime Minister pleads for support – and says that Cox will be making a major speech on the backstop this week.
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Fabio Conti: A plea for Conservative unity in these fractious times – and how we must plan for the challenges of the future
It is rarely Brexit that people raise on the doorstep. It is concerns about the NHS; their local school; the difficulties faced by social care, or the rise in violent crime.
The whole plan involves maintaining a public-facing theatre of constitutional normalcy which will only further impede scrutiny and accountability.
May’s new Brexit hell. An alliance of hard and soft Brexiteers humiliates her. And any sense of progress is lost.
Her motion is defeated. Will the EU now abandon her, and egg on Letwin and his supporters to try to take formal control of the negotiation?
A mass of ERG and other hard Brexiteers band together with a liberal sprinkling of Remainers.
The implication is that the Government would win more votes if it kept the ERG happy.
He argues for “a fundamental realignment of Government, Parliament and Civil Service.”
WATCH: Government loses Brexit vote – “She cannot keep on just running down the clock,” Corbyn claims
“Yet again her Government has been defeated”.
The Brexit Secretary argues that “we should not give them that excuse not to engage”, and therefore should vote with the Government.
Robbins’ overheard conversation has further eroded faith in his boss – and the ERG is itself divided over whether changes to the backstop would themselves be enough.
Interview. “Look, this is a Christian country”, says Hinds. But he adds that the cap on new faith schools’ admissions should stay.
At times, says the Education Secretary, the post he holds requires “a bold and vociferous and constant presence”. But “at other times less so”.
David Shiels: By talking up a No Deal Irish border poll, Ministers are playing into Sinn Fein’s hands
The topic is being discussed – including at Cabinet – but that in itself is not convincing evidence that such a major change is imminent.
“If you’re dealing, effectively, with a negotiating partner who is now depending on threats, much better to face those threats down now, and confidently.”
Is the Treasury up for funding and voters up for supporting the ideas he sketched out ealier this week?
WATCH: “There is no point in having a time limit on the backstop unless it is written into the treaty”, Johnson argues
The former Foreign Secretary also insists that any time limit must end “substantially before the next general election”.