Now we will find out if the EU really is seeking practical progress, or if it is cynically exploiting the issue as a way to seek leverage.
Inside the ERG’s Brexit plans. Why Rees-Mogg doesn’t believe the hype about ‘Blue Wave’ entryism. Plus: how he spent his summer.
The Morley and Outwood MP says that her constituents want the Brexit they voted for – and asks why Downing Street accuses Leavers but not Remainers of “bullying”.
And most EU member states haven’t spent nearly enough time really thinking what the future relationship between the UK and EU should look like, either.
Either the EU is an issue over which one should put conscience before whip, or it’s not.
P.S: Only one Tory Prime Minister in recent years was “taken down” by Tory MPs. Clue: it was neither Major nor Cameron.
If making a final decision seemed too risky for the Prime Minister, her deliberate indecision has now proved even more dangerous.
The Prime Minister has made the freedom to strike trade deals, so important to key allies and the membership, a cornerstone of her strategy.
What counts most is opposition to a Bill or to parts of it. And most Tory criticisms of the EU Withdrawal Bill aren’t coming from the Brexiteers.
She points to the opportunities to imitate New Zealand agriculture, and to crack down on big businesses which evade tax.
Riddle-me-ree: are Brexiteers taking over the Ministerial ranks, or are the whips taking over the Brexiteers?
The news is not all bad for supporters of Leave. But a weakened Government needs third party support to deliver not so much a Soft or Hard Brexit as a clean one.
Two new ConHome columns begin tomorrow.