Rather than the traditional red carpet welcome, the Prime Minister had to re-emerge with the Chancellor shortly afterwards to pose for the cameras.
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Now more than ever, it’s Brussels and not the Government which is in the driving seat – and we don’t know which way it will turn.
Ashley Fox: May’s deal. We will be dragged into the disaster of European Parliamentary elections if it doesn’t pass.
We be explaining on the doorsteps why voters should send representatives to an institution we pledged to have left two months previously.
It is utterly confusing to provide 12,000 course options at Level 3 or below. The system must be reformed.
It would need unanimous agreement. Looking at each of the 27’s varying comments, there are six distinct camps of opinion.
Stephen Booth: Brexit and the economy. There are ups, there are downs. But whatever happens, our fundamentals remain strong.
A flexible labour market, a well-regarded legal system, and comparatively favourable demographics relative to the major European economies are all valuable assets.
Rather than collude with MPs to take power out of May’s hands, it is colluding with her in keeping it there – presumably with the aim of a last-minute backstop offer.
In his new book, Jeremy Black traces the history of Britain’s relations with the Continent, and how it bears on the Brexit debate.
There are clear signs that Brussels is laying the ground for a compromise – we must not remove their incentive to produce one.
The Speaker is unlikely to select backbench amendments designed to help her, so her least bad option is a Government one.
Richard Kemp and Lee Rotherham: The backstop’s not the only danger in May’s deal. Its defence plans will undermine NATO.
The UK will then, by negligence, have contributed to a catastrophic defence rift between the continents of Europe and North America.
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“Mr Enders’ intervention is a classic example of the sort of Teutonic arrogance which is one of the reasons so many people voted to leave the European Union.”
Here in America, those I meet are surprised by Britain’s reluctance to let go of the apron strings that seem to tie us to the EU.
Daniel Hannan: We still have time to switch course from disaster. Just. It’s up to Conservative MPs to act now.
The logic is clear enough. The EU’s choice would be between no backstop and nothing else either; or no backstop and agreement on everything else.
Andrew Green: Immigration. Voters will spurn the end of free movement if it brings no reduction in numbers.
Ministers need to be clear about who they intend to admit, and that they will set limits on numbers and on any rights to benefits and access for family members.