Three pages, 19 paragraphs – and no movement on the UK’s unilateral right, or lack of such, to depart the backstop.
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MPs have less than a day to study this revised deal. So today’s vote should be postponed. If it isn’t, they should withhold support from the Government.
We have secured legally-binding changes which address MPs’ concerns about the need to protect the UK from being stuck in the backstop against its will.
WATCH: May’s Dash for a Deal 7) “We needed legally binding backstop pledges and “today, we have agreed them.”
She says that a new target date of December 2020 for its end has been agreed by both parties to the talks.
May’s Dash for a Deal 6) She says the Government now believes that the UK could disapply the backstop. Her statement.
That’s “the position of the United Kingdom”. But is it that of the EU too?
The four documents referred to below, plus a statement that agreement between the two parties has been reached.
There are four new documents – a joint instrument on the backstop, a unilateral Government declaration on it, and two documents about the Political Declaration.
WATCH: May’s Dash for a Deal 2) Lidington claims that legally binding changes have been made to the backstop
There is a joint legally binding instrument on the Withdrawal Agreement. But what does the Attorney-General think?
She is greeted by Juncker at the door of the Winston Churchill building of the European Parliament.
It is not always given a fair assessment, particularly against the other options actually available. Those open to persuasion should look at the facts before it’s too late.
Nicky Morgan: Five questions for MPs this week. But whatever their answers, they should vote for the Withdrawal Agreement.
We can bring the withdrawal phase to a close. And can then get on with thinking about how to, and who should, negotiate the future relationship.
As the motion that was passed by the National Convention says, Conservative MPs need to honour their manifesto pledges.
That motions next week will be amendable opens up a can of worms for the Government – or rather a can of serpents.
This will be our last big chance to send a strong message to the people who are supposed to lead our country.
If she fails again next Tuesday, she risks the legislature becoming, in effect, the executive – and seizing control of the Uk side of the negotiation.