“All options must remain on the table. That includes the option of a public vote…nothing Jeremy has said is intended to disturb that.”
The former Cabinet Minister on May’s future as the clock ticks down on a November date for a summit and deal.
The UK should copy Canada only in regard to how it pursues a deal, and that means securing one that is bespoke to our economic needs and realities.
The Education Secretary tells Andrew Marr that “I’m very confident that the deal that comes back will be a good one.”
The electorate are less and less convinced by such arguments about party identity and destiny. Far underground, the tectonic plates are moving.
Boris Johnson’s pro-Remain younger brother quits as Transport Minister and calls for a second referendum.
“Unlike the previous political declarations, the scope for delay, fudge or obscurantist language has passed. This is now a time for clarity and plain speaking.”
Plus: Crouch’s revenge. Islam’s departure. Brexit, May’s prospective deal and Labour’s internal agonies. And: Trumpety-Trump as the President claims victory.
In certain respects, the UK’s leaving of the EU could reap animal welfare benefits on a scale hitherto unimaginable.
The Trade Secretary on the Northern Ireland backstop. He also says that the Cabinet must have “the fullest possible information”.
There is no case for withholding it from them, for it only being shown after the event, or for not allowing them to study it.
Cox told the Cabinet that the EU’s admittance that the backstop can be temporary was a step forward. He is right, although the devil will be in the detail.
“There’s still time to pull out of this nosedive, but only if we’re prepared to put aside the partisanship and concentrate on the national interest.”
Obama’s EU referendum intervention didn’t help deliver a Remain result for Cameron. It’s not clear that the Government has learned from the experience.
Plus: Unsung Conservative heroes. The Centre for Rocket Studies. And: why do we need the traditional, three-year University course?