As Meaningful Vote Three on May’s deal looms, we republish the poll of over 12,000 voters which revealed the concerns that helped to decide the referendum.
Posts Tagged: Europe
Mohammed Amin: The New Zealand atrocity – and the symbiotic relationship between anti-Muslim and Islamist terrorists
The attack is a salutary reminder that all terrorists, by definition, believed in something and have a cause.
Richard Ekins: The real meaning of Cox’s advice. There is only a theoretical risk of being trapped in the backstop.
A number of important points about his view have been overlooked or misunderstood by some MPs and commentators.
Nick Hargrave: What’s needed now to get us out of this mess. First, a new leader. Next, a general election.
To be able to move on, the candidates must first articulate an honest vision of our new relationship with the European Union.
The Commons votes to extend Article 50. The Government no longer supports leaving the EU on March 29.
Some will say that this is the day on which Brexit died. On which the politicians failed the people – and deliberately defied the referendum result.
May keeps control of the negotiation. She fends off Benn, Letwin, Cooper and company by two votes – 314 to 312
Key to her victory is yesterday’s Remainer / Soft Brexit Cabinet and other rebels falling into line after a Party backlash today.
No wonder: there’s fundamental division among the move’s backers at having today’s vote at all. Labour abstains.
The thinking of most of the 78 per cent will be that Britain should leave the EU on March 29 as expected.
After a turbulent evening, good news for May. Support for her deal doubles among Party members. Our survey.
A majority of our respondents still oppose it. But the trend is clear: fear of No Brexit is driving activists reluctantly to back the Withdrawal Agreement.
Henry Newman: Why the revised deal’s changes to the backstop are significant – and offer Britain a route out
The final paragraph of Cox’s advice notes that in some circumstances the UK could suspend or exit the backstop under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.
Garvan Walshe: Extension. A short one would serve no purpose. A longer one would bring Brexit’s reverse.
Honourable countries face up to the consequences of their actions. They don’t, like dilatory schoolboys late with their essays, simply ask for more time.
Though there may have been extenuating circumstances – namely, contradictory instructions from Number Ten and the Whips respectively.
The Cabinet Minister says that he’s not resigning, even though he defied the Whip this evening.
Two of them, Sarah Newton and Paul Masterton, were members of the Government, and have resigned.
The Prime Minister’s extension choice – short and technical, or long and electoral. Her statement – full text.
“But let me be clear, such a short technical extension is only likely to be on offer if we have a deal in place.”