They are not necessarily three birds of a feather: ConservativeHome is told that Simpson will vote with the Government this evening.
Posts Tagged: Europe
“There is much more I could object to. This is no Treaty to take back control, no Treaty for a newly independent nation.”
Grieve today, Francois tomorrow? The rights and wrongs of withdrawing the whip from Conservative rebels.
Shouldn’t local Assocations have the right to select their candidate? It is far from obvious to us that the answer is no.
Stephen Booth: The No Deal paradox. If it stays on the table, there may yet be a deal. If it’s taken off, that’s unlikely.
Even if the leaders on both sides soften somewhat, and workable ideas are forthcoming, the political incentives for the status quo are powerful.
Almost half of Party members oppose the Withdrawal Agreement – even without the backstop. Our survey.
And some two in five back it. When asked about a time limit on the Northern Ireland backstop rather than abolition, support falls to roughly a third.
It was never possible to maintain exactly the same benefits of EU membership whilst walking away from the institutions and the rules.
Our survey. Nearly eight out of ten Party members believe that Johnson will deliver Brexit by October 31.
And eight in ten back the prorogation decision. As matters stand, Party members are fully behind their leader.
Don’t be so distracted by the actors – and all the talk of deselection and elections – as to miss the drama’s bigger picture.
In the event of No Deal, we should put on hold WTO tariffs for Irish trade on those items most likely to offer opportunities to organised crime.
Their words, like Johnson’s visit itself, look more like more gambits in a blame game than a genuine change of heart.
Iain Dale: Were the Prime Minister to pull the plug on HS2, would he call time on Heathrow expansion too?
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This Commons won’t accept the Northern Ireland backstop. That’s the reality – whether the EU likes it or not.
Remainers cannot both plead Commons supremacy over Brexit and deny it over the Withdrawal Agreement.
Many of our proposals can be introduced quickly. Some might take 12 – 15 months. We don’t believe anything will take longer than two to three years.
“The backstop is anti-democratic” and “risks weakening…the Belfast Agreement”. Johnson’s letter to Tusk. Full Text.
“It cannot form part of an agreed Withdrawal Agreement. That is a fact we must both acknowledge. I believe the task before us is to strive to find other solutions.”
A No Deal Brexit. “It’s not going to be the end of the world. But it’s not going to be a walk in the park either.”
Since the Government believes the Yellowhammer leak details are out of date, it should publish an up-to-date assessment as soon as possible.