It follows that any Tory MP voting with Corbyn would thus be deprived of the whip, and ineligible to stand as a Party candidate in any election that followed.
Party members should elect our next Chairman and other key figures. Through this process, we will be able to identify talented candidates and platforms.
Though if May moves Philip Hammond, or seeks to, she is also likely to move Boris Johnson, or try to.
It would be the easiest, least disruptive, and most productive way for this country to genuinely leave the EU until we have a bespoke UK-EU deal.
The truth is that any money committed now will return multiples of cost in a reduced price for an agreement with the EU.
What about those who worship different gods, those who delight in civil rights movements, those mothers who want to go out to work?
I believe that there will be a growing clamour for any deal to be put by referendum to the British people before the final decision is taken.
I can say, with hand on humble heart, that I have never seen, or even heard of, a document so unconstructively negative as the Guidelines.
There is a case for the EU guaranteeting internal as well as external frontiers – which would make Scottish independence impossible were the UK to remain an EU member.
Some people believe that it doesn’t matter if we stay in the EU de facto during such a time. This is not the view of ConHome’s respondents.
There was a genuine sense of grievance that policy suggestions and campaigning ideas are never listened to.
“It takes two to tangle – and you’ve got to be prepared for all eventualities. This planning goes on, and it’s right that it does.”
I have long been struck by the incredible stresses placed upon them by a system that is meticulous in its oppression across so many of the European institutions.
Mercifully, there remain a few Thatcherites, even in the Cabinet, who believe in the power of liberty, responsibility, commerce and voluntary action.
Already, the EU is demanding discussion of certain trade matters which, according to its repeated statements, should not be brought up until the next phase of talks.