A guarantee of a legally binding change to the backstop, and a more vague promise not to go on and on as leader, both present challenges.
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The Chancellor said the ballot will “flush out” those who are “trying to advance a particular agenda” harmful to the national interest.
WATCH: Lidington fires “home truths” at both Conservative and Labour critics of the Prime Minister’s deal
Theresa May’s deputy dismissed WTO Brexit, Norway, Canada, and a second referendum in short order.
WATCH: “Bringing back the same botched deal will not change its fundamental flaws” – Corbyn versus May
The Prime Minister replies that “the question Members of this House must ask themselves is whether they wish to deliver Brexit” or not.
The number of Tory MPs who oppose the deal stands at 71. Lamont, Freeman are the latest to say they won’t back it.
Plus a further 41 probable or possible opponents. But such calculations are an art, not a science – and the totals will change.
Our Executive Editor discusses our estimate of the scale of May’s troubles on Politics Live.
“I do not pretend that either we or the EU are entirely happy with these arrangements.”
The Government has clearly lost the support of the DUP, and is operating at present with no majority.
It would be shameful if the independent inquiry into bullying in the House of Commons was obscured by political infighting.
£2.6 billion of the sum the government accepted as the compensation owed has still not been paid.
The persistent myth that it is uniquely difficult to be publicly left-wing is challenged by new data.
Iain Dale: May understands the importance of trade with Africa, even if the usual suspects sneer at the idea
Plus: Why Leave.eu supporters are more in step with Conservative policy than Soubry; and: shaking things up on the airwaves.
It is madness to think that our leaders aren’t entitled to go on holiday and gain a bit of perspective.
Stephen Hammond’s loss and Phillip Lee’s win. Full list of Conservatives who rebelled on Trade Bill amendments.
The presence of four Labour Leavers helped the UK to avoid a customs union – but their absence on a more minor amendment produced a Government defeat.
‘…the Brexit White Paper will inevitably put me in direct conflict with the views expressed by a large section of my constituents….’