In a letter dated May this year, the Brexit Secretary attempted to assuage concerns about the implications of Theresa May’s deal for the United Kingdom.
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Nigel Evans: If the Prime Minister can’t deliver a clean Brexit, she must make way for a successor who will
She should now put her deal to the Commons without the backstop – announce a firm date for her departure.
Robert Halfon: If you don’t like the backstop and you want a Brexit deal done quickly, there’s only one answer: Common Market 2.0
I voted for the Prime Minister’s deal today. But the Commons didn’t – and we now all need a positive alternative.
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.
Whichever way the Prime Minister eventually goes, she will also continue to run the risk of splitting the Conservative Party.
“It’s not just the implementation period. It would be for the whole of the backstop, and that would potentially be unlimited.”
“In my personal opinion, Olly Robbins should go to the Tower, in which case he should arrive by river.”
Plus: We must be the Party for social housing as well as home ownership. And: why don’t we trumpet our history of social reform?
Peter Bone: I helped move Cameron’s Government to deliver the referendum. This deal doesn’t deliver on the result.
It is certainly not the Brexit that people voted for. As Bill Clinton might have said about the main issue: It’s the Sovereignty, Stupid!
Other options being floated are designed to hold us in the EU’s orbit in the hope that we may be sucked back in.
Kieron O’Hara: No more referendums, please – they don’t work. A second would be no better than the first.
Indeed, it would be best to pause Brexit altogether until the parties have worked out what they want – and put it to voters in a general election.
There are four steps she must take, successfully and in short order, to be in with any chance of seeing it fly.
Were it not for the backstop, May’s deal would get over the line – with support from an overwhelming majority of Conservatives, including us.
Is she chickening out on Brexit? Or playing chicken with Commons and Party over her deal? Or merely a headless chicken herself – bent on daily survival?
Chris Grayling: Here at Transport, we’re getting ready for Brexit – whatever happens. But here’s why I’m backing May’s deal.
If I had been offered this before the referendum in 2016, I would have seen it as a much better alternative to the status quo inside the EU.