Indeed, it would be best to pause Brexit altogether until the parties have worked out what they want – and put it to voters in a general election.
Plus: Bad Tory language. Cutting VAT, Good Conservative news for workers. And: a second referendum – not a People’s Vote but a Cheater’s Vote.
It is a sad and all-too-obvious fact that most of the decision makers I meet in my role as Mayor are people who look like me.
“It is very…bad, unacceptable that we should be waiting almost a month before we have a meaningful vote.” May watched on.
At the heart of the disagreement between “People’s Vote” campaigners and the Norway Plus supporters is whether the 2016 result is accepted or not.
…and therefore, not bringing a no confidence motion to the House.
The sequence of events: bow to a second referendum, lose the ERG, gain Blairites, contest a general election – and rebrand the Party.
The Labour leader is under mounting pressure to support a second referendum – but time is against one, and he knows it.
He defended the absent Prime Minister with decency and moderation, but neither Labour nor Conservative MPs were persuaded.
Is she chickening out on Brexit? Or playing chicken with Commons and Party over her deal? Or merely a headless chicken herself – bent on daily survival?
I set out the various permutations – and translate what the amendments to the Government’s motion mean.
A new leader will be a surer means of delivering Brexit if she can’t extract last-minute backstop concessions.
If I had been offered this before the referendum in 2016, I would have seen it as a much better alternative to the status quo inside the EU.
Perhaps, against all the odds, we will find a way of muddling through and preserve our broad church for a time after the era of Brexit has passed.
She looks increasingly like the captive of pro-Remain cross-party MPs working together against the pro-Leave referendum mandate.