MPs are more likely to try other means of stopping a No Deal Brexit than holding a no confidence vote in Johnson’s Government.
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Richard Short: Don’t fall for the scare stories. Chlorinated chicken would be good for you. It’s time to tuck in.
The irony is that the EU itself has declared there are no food safety grounds to ban the process.
Iain Dale: Don’t mention the war, please. Why Johnson was wrong to suggest Hammond and company are collaborators.
Plus: I’ve never thought a national unity government is a runner, and I think it’s even less likely now.
Hammond complains about a No Deal Brexit – a policy to which he was signed up if necessary. And undermined.
He suggests that Johnson is acting dishonestly in claiming that he wants a deal. But with all respect to the former Chancellor, he is throwing stones from a glass house.
James Arnell: The conventional wisdom about a trade deal with America is wrong. Trump will want a fair one. Here’s why.
The primary motivation to strike a fair agreement with the UK will be to apply pressure to the EU.
As with the NHS, policing, immigration and stop & search, so with trade. The Prime Minister will want a quick win – or at least progress towards one.
The Fixed Terms Parliament Act may pave the way to delivering Brexit by October 31. And for that, we can thank…
While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.
That’s the first time this has been the case for more than two years – though the majority is small.
We concede that this is a question to which the Prime Minister himself may not yet have an answer.
Iain Dale: This Cabinet is the most right-of-centre in modern times. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Plus: should Patel have come? Should Mordaunt have gone? And: my predictions. What I got right and wrong.
The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
The more centralised her decision-making became, the less control over events she actually had.
Henry Newman: There is a path for the new Prime Minister that leads to Brexit. But it’s very narrow – and must be taken at once.
There are four possible approaches he could take on Brexit. Not all of them lead to success.
Governing is harder than campaigning – and doing so with next to no majority in an emerging constitutional crisis is another order altogether.