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The President’s support for Johnson may do the latter no good among voters, but it’s likely to do him no harm among another electorate – Tory activists.
Syed Kamall: Why the Prime Minister has grounds to hope the EU will grant her request for an extension
Even amongst those keen to use it as a lesson, there is not yet any willingness to take the blame for a no-deal departure.
WATCH: Ici Londres – “We cannot carry on offering the same deal to a Parliament that has rejected it”, Hannan argues
Instead we need “a short extension, seven or eight weeks…to prepare for a No Deal outcome.”
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.
She is greeted by Juncker at the door of the Winston Churchill building of the European Parliament.
“There’s a huge amount of activity,” Heaton-Harris tells Sky News, rejecting Baker’s criticism.
“If you’re dealing, effectively, with a negotiating partner who is now depending on threats, much better to face those threats down now, and confidently.”
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.
The former Brexit Secretary warns of the danger that MPs will believe the Government has not even demanded the necessary concessions from Brussels.
In English, Barnier said: “I’ll have done my job if, in the end, the deal is so tough on the British that they’d prefer to stay in the EU”.
Strangely but truly, the best way of helping the Prime Minister is to send her back to Brussels to win concessions on the backstop.
Greg Hands: “The power is with us.” The two EU officials who want to punish Britain, crafted the deal – and claim they are winning.
Selmayr and Weyand have got much of their way so far. And there’s every chance they will continue to dominate the process.
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.
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.