It’s the Bored of Brexits versus People against May, as she seeks to snoreathon her way to victory – by persuading MPs that voters have simply had enough.
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Anthony Browne: It may take two heaves to achieve a proper Brexit. But accepting the deal – for now – is the best way to get there.
It is much preferable to pushing the country to the abyss, which will jeopardise the Conservative Party, the economy and Brexit itself.
Greg Knight: It’s time to stop putting the clock back each year – and plunging us into afternoon darkness
Churchill said more daylight hours would “enlarge the opportunities for the pursuit of health and happiness among the millions of people who live in this country”.
The German Chancellor was stronger then than she is now. And there’s no guarantee that any compromise she might push would work.
Henry Newman: Now the Government must promote Chequers – which, though not perfect, is at least practicable
For far, far too long Downing Street dithered and delayed crucial decisions. Ministers need to commit to selling the agreed policy before its too late.
Iain Dale: Will May challenge her critics to put up or shut up – and herself get a confidence ballot staged?
Plus: John Lewis blames Brexit. Juncker gets a drink. BBC stasis at Question Time and PM. And: Trump can’t emote.
I am excited by Britain’s post-Brexit prospects but will not stop caring about the EU when I close my Brussels office door for the last time in March.
Steve Bell: I’m a former President of the National Convention. And I oppose Chequers. It’s Brexit in name only.
Let’s accept we will be far better off leaving with a Canadian-style free trade agreement – or, failing that, WTO terms.
WATCH: Juncker drunker? The apparently sozzled EU President is kept on his feet by colleagues at the NATO summit.
Trump strolls past with less than a half-glance.
Henry Newman: The EU isn’t a conspiracy against democracy, but it does a pretty good job of looking like one
Some Italians hoped Brexit would make Brussels realise it had gone too far. Instead, the EU elite has doubled down, regardless of troublesome voters.
Despite talk of the negotiations getting bogged down, the French president seems to understand that the process is about politics more than legal complexity.
Henry Newman: The unified reaction to the Skripal affair suggests talk of Britain’s ‘isolation’ was premature
To listen to some commentators a few weeks ago, you’d have thought it was only EU membership – not shared interests and values – that brings allies together.
Both sides have moved somewhat ahead of next week’s summit. Behind the scenes, Davis has been touring capital cities, while Juncker’s sidekick is enmeshed in scandal.
That’s unlikely to deter hardcore Remainers from egging Juncker et al on. But will it persuade Labour to stop working with Brussels against the UK negotiating position?
Just as Geldof swearing at fishermen symbolised the referendum divide, negotiations over fish offer an insight into what ‘taking back control’ really means.