Our columnist, Open Europe’s Henry Newman, and Alastair Campbell clash on the future of the EU Withdrawal Bill.
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“I’m well are of that,” Blair’s former spin doctor replies, in (fairly) good humour.
“I think she’s got a massive amount to contribute at the very highest levels of government in the years ahead.”
The former Culture Minister says that there had already been a slide before the last election, and that the challenge will be greater after Windrush.
“There can be no place in our party for anyone with racist views…I don’t see why it takes so long.”
WATCH: Lidington – “We are neither shutting our eyes nor holding our noses” to Assad’s other war crimes
As well as punishing the use of chemical weapons, “we are seeking to hold Assad to account at the UN Security Council…despite the fact that he is protected by Russia”.
WATCH: Hunt backs 10-year NHS budgets – “It takes seven years to train a doctor, you need…to plan for that”
The Health and Social Care Secretary tells Peston that better, longer-term planning would help to raise care standards.
The leader of the European Research Group explains why he is supporting the Prime Minister’s overall negotiating strategy.
“It’s about whether we have some kind of partnership that allows frictionless trade at our borders and recognises that there is a very difficult situation in Northern Ireland.”
“Participation in some of the UK agencies…they are ones that we have put forward because they’re the ones that UK and European businesses want to see.”
The Shadow Foreign Secretary seeks to fend off the claim that the party’s leadership is unwilling to listen to its pro-Remain members.
The Justice Secretary is challenged over reports that Hammond will not be delivering one of a series of Ministerial set-piece speeches.
“Our worry at the moment is if you had another one it would divide the country again and open up the potential of right-wing xenophobia.”
The former Cabinet Minister suggests that what happens at the end of the period will decide whether pro-Leave MPs support it.
The Conservative MP says that the Chancellor “needs to have the Prime Minister’s back, and he doesn’t”.