Since she might not get an acceptable agreement, or indeed any at all, the Government must strain to get Ready for Day One, not Ready for Day 730.
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Grieve behaved with the prudence of the Grand Old Duke of York, but suggested everyone has gone mad.
The Brexit Secretary has taken control of the Government’s dealings with Grieve – for the moment, anyway. Watch for further twists and turns.
Grieve may have backed off yesterday, but the Government backed down. May now risks losing control of her Brexit policy altogether.
Last-minute concessions appear to have saved the Government from defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill
Henry Newman: Navigating the EU Withdrawal Bill through unamended without a majority is nightmarish – but possible
Labour have sunk efforts to trap us in the Single Market. A compromise should kick the Customs Union can down the road. Which leaves the ‘meaningful’ vote.
The finely-balanced votes on the Withdrawal Bill amendments come down to how many Labour MPs will abstain
With the Bill expected to return in the week of 11th June, the Government is weighing up which amendments must be fought and which could be defeated.
So much of the Government’s strategy is predicated on the belief that this is impossible. But what if that’s wrong?
Truss moves up into the middle of the table, Williamson drops towards the floor, and Gauke slumps into the red over Warboys.
Iain Dale: Will the price of an EU deal be French-made blue passports and Spanish boats in British waters?
Plus: The Whips need to get a grip. I greet the recovery of the pound. I fear for the future of our high streets.
The International Development Secretary’s response to the Oxfam scandal appears to have impressed Party members.
A bright start in our Cabinet League Table for McVey, Lewis, Hancock & Hinds. Hammond’s rating heads west.
And the Prime Minister, tenth in the table last time round, is back in negative territory and second from bottom.
The Conservatives ought to learn from him. Plus: Vote, vote, vote for Widdecombe. Fire and Fury is damp and limp. My teeth, oh, my teeth. And: My quest to enter Phillip Lee’s brain.
Davidson and Mordaunt also score highly, whilst the Chancellor and Chief Whip both languish with negative scores.
And after hitting a personal low last month, the Budget seems to have got the Chancellor (just) back into the membership’s good books.