He is conflicted by disliking May’s deal yet being in the front line of a No Deal Brexit – and aware that as a Vote Leave figurehead he is unusually exposed.
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“I’ve been fighting for a good Brexit deal, but the terms offered to Cabinet yesterday had two fatal flaws.”
WATCH: “It delivers in ways that many said could simply not be done.” May’s Commons statement. Full text.
“If we get behind a deal, we can bring our country back together and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.”
He and the ERG leadership have held out for many months, but he suggests that the time has now come.
“We have gone from no deal is better than a bad deal, to any deal is better than no deal.” McVey’s resignation letter – full text
“I cannot defend this, and I cannot vote for this deal. I could not look my constituents in the eye were I to do that. I therefore have no alternative but to resign…”
She had little alternative after calling for a vote on the draft deal in Cabinet yesterday, and being rebuffed by the Prime Minister, the Cabinet Secretary and the Chief Whip.
This blow to the heart of the Government does nothing to make a challenge less likely. Get ready for Run Raabit Run Raabit Run Run Run.
A new leader would need a new plan to reverse this evident humiliation of May’s leadership and of British statecraft.
May’s Deal 1) Andrew Feldman – Party members must back it and her. Let’s not give Corbyn the crisis he craves.
If he can’t get an early election, he would take a disorderly departure from the EU, leading to a recession – and to victory at a later date.
May’s Deal 2) Rebecca Ryan – It endangers Leave. Now the 51 MPs who have pledged to Stand Up for Brexit must keep their promise
I am deeply disappointed by the path that the Prime Minister has chosen. It seems to be the very opposite of what the British people voted for.
Perhaps the Prime Minister will secure Parliament’s approval. But if she does not, the Conservative Party must choose a direction quickly.
A mere seven pages rather than the three-figure total for the Withdrawal Agreement. Ambiguity reigns.
It’s 585 pages in all. The arbitration section runs from page 281 to page 295. The Northern Ireland protocal covers pages 302 to 311.
WATCH: The Prime Minister says that the Cabinet’s “collective decision” is to agree the draft Brexit deal
But was it unanimous? And if not, what follows? She says the choices were “difficult” and debate “impassioned”.
Interpretation one: its members are talking at length, but there’s no real resistance to the Prime Minister’s draft Brexit plan. Interpretation two: it is running into trouble.