If two men are in a car, and the passenger says to the driver: “Look out! You’re going to crash,” he is shouting out the second, not the first.
We need a new strategic partnership with Ireland. At the moment, that end seems endlessly remote.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
And her enemies are divided: can the No Dealers and the People’s Voters combine to defeat her?
That said, there was more backing for her from her party than some of today’s headlines suggest.
The significance of the Northern Ireland SpAd’s tweet lies less in its content than its author – and that it has been issued at all.
Pro-Brexit MPs weighed a no-confidence vote in Theresa May yesterday evening. But the essential case against one remains unchanged.
A rough guide to where some of the pro-Brexit players are on further proposals for Canada Plus Plus Plus – and No Deal.
But he thinks “it’s a great pity [May] appeared to diverge with David Davis, whose white paper” sounds “sensible”.
Corbyn meanwhile opted out of Brexit, in the hope that the Government is making a mistake.
If there’s to be no border in Ireland, and Britain is to leave the Customs Union and Single Market, it follows that there must be a customs border on the Irish Sea.
Then come Redwood and Tugendhat to make up the top five. Four of the top ten have been in the Commons for less than three years.
The former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland says there’s already a border and in all his visits “not a single person has ever said it presents a problem”.
Party member opinion on the negotiations is clearly at the harder end of the spectrum on independence and economics – though not invariably on immigration.
He cautions against “dramatic talk” of cliff-edges and crashing out.