He’s a Brownite of Brownites with a Leave-voting seat – and one of Corbyn’s main critics. Which explains why he’s going and what he’s doing.
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Plus: In news elsewhere, a luxury women’s health spa in Belgravia – with annual membership fees of £5,500 – this week blamed Brexit for its closure.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
We regret the Party being less broad a tent than it did this morning. But the position of these MPs had become impossible – and intolerable.
Though he also tells Suella Braverman during a statement on Honda that he “respects the reasons for the decision that have been given”.
The long and short of it is: it ought to damage Labour more, but there are dangers for the Tories none the less.
It would bring with it many compensations, including regulatory freedom, tariff income and £39 billion of cold, hard cash.
The Prime Minister pleads for support – and says that Cox will be making a major speech on the backstop this week.
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.
Perhaps we will find out today why Downing Street and the whips stuck with a motion that risked revolt by ERG members and second referendum backers alike.
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.
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.
Is the Treasury up for funding and voters up for supporting the ideas he sketched out ealier this week?
Rather than collude with MPs to take power out of May’s hands, it is colluding with her in keeping it there – presumably with the aim of a last-minute backstop offer.