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“I think, actually, what people want to hear is how we get out of the mess of the backstop.”
“I think she could still turn it round. But we need a change of approach: she needs to go back with, if you like, a ‘best final offer’ to the EU.”
WATCH: Ex-Downing Street adviser says the Prime Minister’s political survival is “extremely unlikely in any circumstances”
Tom Swarbrick was “alongside Theresa May during previous crises, including when she called the last general election.”
“It’s very likely that the Prime Minister would win a confidence vote. Then there would be a 12 month gap before it could happen again.”
“I still think a deal could be done. But it is very late in the day now, and we need to change course.”
Four fifths of our panel remain opposed to her leadership, but within that group there has been a significant hardening of attitudes.
“I’m against an extension to transition”, Rees-Mogg confirms. Plus: How many letters does he think Brady holds? And could there be a second referendum?
Alex Morton: As she prepares to shape her own spending review, May’s influence could last much longer than you expect
Her domestic policy impact could stretch for some years beyond her premiership – especially given the briefing yesterday of “an end to austerity”.
The Prime Minister lacks panache, but it takes guts to keep going. Leadership requires the fortitude to cope with being weak.
Polling Conservative members is a tricky business, but these mutually reinforcing findings suggests our free, monthly survey is up to the task.
“The very fact that people think they might do this is utterly destructive, utterly unnecessary, and they should back her to the hilt.”
Will there be further resignations? Will the 48 letters go to Sir Graham Brady? If the 48 letters do go in, will May win – and survive?
“Undermining her leadership at such a crucial point in our negotiations I think is deeply unhelpful.”
Trips abroad are notoriously dangerous for Prime Ministers. As discipline wobbles while May visits China, we look at who might be interested in rocking the boat.