“I cannot embark on a course of action that would represent a direct challenge in a general election to the party I have supported all my adult life.”
Former Chancellor Philip Hammond dismisses Johnson’s deal as ‘a limited achievement, maybe, but a limited achievement”.
This is Ireland’s deal as much as the UK’s. So the Taoiseach has an interest in assisting the Prime Minister over extension.
The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
It’s a surprisingly large Government majority: 24 independents and 19 Labour MPs voted with the Government.
On a vote on the deal, our calculation is that the Government will lose by two – though that bypasses abstentions. But such a vote is very unlikely today,
At stake here is whether Britain ultimately repatriates meaningful economy policy, or remains only ever one small step away from EU re-entry.
If it happens, he must not just win but keep the backing of the DUP, Spartans, Labour rebels and as many of the whipless 21 as he can – and stave off a referendum too.
An obscure, unused agreement struck by Cameron and the 1922 Committee back in 2006 is set to come into play.
It’s time to grasp the real message of the 2016 referendum: that universal suffrage has been a mistake of historic proportions.
When Letwin and Watson are on the same page, we should all study the book very carefully.
How the pro-Leave Spartans, not pro-Remain or pro-Soft Brexit Tories, could end up whipless – and barred from contesting a general election as Conservatives.
The approach – and the role of the Chancellor in the forthcoming election offer – has changed markedly.
Mark Spencer has reportedly rung round to inform them that they have lost the Whip.
The former Party Chairman and Chief Whip says the only way to save moderate conservatism is to get Brexit through.