As he prepares to launch his party’s EU elections campaign, the Liberal Democrat leader blames the current mess on divided Leavers.
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Justine Greening: The only way out of this mess is a referendum – with Remain and No Deal on the ballot paper too
This Brexit Parliament has rejected every Brexit option – hard or soft. The only people who can now decide are the public themselves.
Iain Mansfield: A second referendum would be far more unpredictable than Remainers or Leavers assume
The only certainty is that such a travesty would heap more bitterness and division on an already frustrated electorate.
The Liberal Democrat deputy leader says that they are all working together for “a people’s vote to stop Brexit”, however.
Plus: I’m still backing Brexit. The Independent Group’s Tory targets. And: it’s a disgrace that public money is being spent on the European elections.
Addressing a pro-EU rally, the aide to the Chancellor says he did not come into politics to do things which he believes are wrong.
“Our policy asks us to ask for one,” she tells Marr. “Discussions with the Government will continue next week.”
A Remainer parliament will never be willing to properly implement Brexit. And there is only one other decision-making body: the people.
Rory Stewart: Corbyn is wrong about almost everything – but we can find common ground with him on Brexit
There are benefits to a cross-party deal. It will give businesses faith that the resulting deal will last through changes of government in the coming decades.
Positions on both sides of the Commons are hardening, despite (or because of) the crusade for consensus
Not only are Leavers and Remainers drifting further apart, but the various Remain factions are now engaged in a furious blame game.
The supporters of the softer Brexit and pro-Remain options have helped to do each other in. And Boles has walked out on the Conservative Party (it seems).
Those who supported the motion included Mike Freer, Edward Garnier and Margot James.
Indicative Votes. Bercow selects four motions. All back either a Softer Brexit, a second referendum – or No Brexit at all.
That’s variously for a customs union; for a custom arrangement plus the Single Market; for a second referendum, and for staying in the EU.
There are better ways to describe the problem of left-wing bias – such as what I would more accurately describe as identity politics, or postmodernism.
Labour’s deputy leader says: “I think that’s the only way we can bring the country back together”.