Ireland risks a hard border, imposed on it by the rest of the EU, if a way isn’t found by all parties of climbing off the self-contradictory backstop clauses.
Posts Tagged: Michael Gove MP
It isn’t just pro-Brexit MPs who should be watching the Prime Minister carefully. It’s pro-Union ones: in other words, all of them.
The key question now for Conservative MPs is whether they can support the UK being trapped in a customs union – and the dismemberment of the Union itself.
McVey? Mordaunt? Hammond, because the policy swings the other way? May herself? None of the above?
Tony Hockley: Taking back control of agriculture must mean empowering local communities, not Whitehall
In the New Forest, where I live, a local system of consent maintains a fragile balance. Gove’s Agriculture Bill must not replace the CAP with another threat.
For all the talk of May being pushed towards a Canada-type deal, there is currently no majority around the top table for any Chequers alternative.
Our Next Tory Leader survey. Javid is up and Johnson down slightly – but the latter retains a double-figure lead.
No other entrant has more than ten per cent of the vote, though Hunt is almost there.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
Let’s make a virtue of necessity – and transform this conference into a festival of creative destruction
This week, the Party has a chance to turn Brexit, a trouble-plagued leadership, and directional uncertainly from problems into an opportunity.
The Foreign Secretary’s score is up by 20 points. Grayling now brings up the rear – and Bradley is in the red.
Khan is hanging around City Hall, waiting for the Labour leadership to turn up. London can do better.
I’ve already voted for Boff as the Conservative candidate. Sometimes I suspect that he knows even more about the capital than Peter Ackroyd.
Bob Seely: Yes, Brexit and leadership are important. But so’s everything else. Here are some ideas for the future.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.
He has the ideas to take the Capital forward. One great example is his plan to put one thousand extra police officers on the streets by cutting waste in City Hall.
WATCH: Gove – “A future PM could always choose to alter the relationship between Britain and the EU.”
The Environment Secretary tells Andrew Marr “the Chequers approach is the right one for now”. We’ve shown “flexibility.”
We prefer Canada Plus Plus Plus. But a question could emerge over the next few months: is it a better option than an unmanageable No Deal – or even no Brexit at all?