There is no Commons majority for no deal, for a Canada deal mark two, or at the moment for a second referendum. But there is a majority for EFTA/EEA.
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Alex Morton: A Commons with no majority – so no radical Conservative measures? You’ve forgotten about EVEL.
In England, the Tories have a majority of nearly 60 over all the other parties. So bring on new grammar schools – and much else.
But here’s how Labour could attempt a risky manoeuvre next week – by promising a second poll while being powerless to deliver one.
Chloe Westley: The pernicious, corrosive poison of gossip in politics – and how it blights women especially
We’re judged not only on what we do and say, but often also on our relationships (or lack thereof!), our hair, our weight, the clothes we wear, and so on.
Rebecca Lowe: The Conservatives and women. The Tory electoral challenge has more to do with age than gender.
Rather than wasting time with forays into positive discrimination, the Conservatives should weight the merits of various forms of increased flexibility at work.
The Prime Minister replies by contrasting her work on the negotiations to Corbyn’s internal battles over antisemitism.
During the weeks and months ahead, Conservative MPs will need to use their heads as well as their hearts to reach the Brexit winning line.
Robert Halfon: There’s a sense in the air that party splits are coming. But here’s a surprise – they won’t be over Europe
Plus: ditching Corbyn – it’s not that easy for Britain’s Jews. And: thanks to Tracey Crouch and Danny Kruger, the Big Society is back.
It’s real aim is to create the circumstances in which Brexit can be halted – without the all-but-impossible holding of a pre-March 29 plebiscite.
All but one of the current team has been appointed since May became Prime Minister. What institutional memory are they supposed to draw on?
Plus: Those who worked with him at Vote Leave have a duty of care to Darren Grimes. And: Don’t try to out-stare Raab.
If change was needed at the whips’ office, it isn’t at all clear why it was this change.
Since claims that he ordered pairs to be broken aren’t being denied, he must go.
“Let us aim for that glorious vision of Lancaster House…not the miserable, permanent limbo of Chequers, not the democratic disaster of ongoing harmonisation.”
The Conservative Brexit choice. Seek to park the UK in the EEA under a new Tory leader. Or press on.
If Tory MPs think that No Deal would collapse Brexit altogether, or that it would be unmanageable next March, they need a Plan B. But we stress: if.