Though not as devastating as Sir Geoffrey Howe’s resignation statement, this one still pointed the Government on a new course.
Conservative Association Chairmen reveal what happened in yesterday’s conversations with the Prime Minister, her Chief of Staff, and the Party Chairman.
If Tory MPs think that No Deal would collapse Brexit altogether, or that it would be unmanageable next March, they need a Plan B. But we stress: if.
It is not perfect, but I believe it delivers the essentials of leaving the EU while also recognising the real fears held by many Remainers.
The British left are somewhat more open to the idea, but the Conservative Party’s members and voters would not wear the proposal
That’s ten gone from the front bench or CCHQ – and it would be surprising were there not more today.
Frank Field, Kate Hoey, Graham Stringer and Kelvin Hopkins voted with the Government.
The former Brexit Secretary says that the province has only six ports, and that this is key to resolving some of the difficulties
“What they have said in those private conversations is that the loss of those hundreds of thousands of jobs will be worth it.”
Having begun with an apparent assumption that Conservative members would simply swallow what they were given, May’s team is now forced to make up lost ground.
‘…the Brexit White Paper will inevitably put me in direct conflict with the views expressed by a large section of my constituents….’
We are re-proving that ‘we learn from history that we do not learn from history’.
We British often like a good compromise. This would be the wrong one.
We shouldn’t be glued as a vassal state to a declining European market.
Her strategy now relies on asking people to believe that she will not buckle any further – just at the very moment she has caused many to doubt her.