There’s a Conservative/Labour/Democratic Unionist push to rule out a second referendum and Benn leads the charge for Cooper/Letwin.
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Nicky Morgan: Five questions for MPs this week. But whatever their answers, they should vote for the Withdrawal Agreement.
We can bring the withdrawal phase to a close. And can then get on with thinking about how to, and who should, negotiate the future relationship.
“But the most important thing, I think, is: what we’re going to use this period for.”
May is so weak that even her command of the payroll vote is slipping. If her Government loses control of European policy, can it really remain in office?
“Just as MPs will face a big choice next week, the EU has to make a choice too.” May’s Brexit speech – full text
“Let’s do what is necessary for MPs to back the deal on Tuesday. Because if MPs reject the deal, nothing is certain. It would be at a moment of crisis.”
Esther McVey: A loss of trust over Brexit could break our politics. And I shudder to think of the consequences.
This impasse is of Parliament’s creation. It is the failure of some MPs to honour the instructions of the British people which has led us here.
If her revised plan fails, the most likely outcomes are an even softer Brexit or a second referendum.
There are some brilliant MPs, who go above and beyond. But the majority have hardly covered themselves in glory over Brexit.
Extension would be a breach of promise, but it offers advantages which the Prime Minister’s vassal arrangement does not.
I welcome the suggestion that local Associations should follow the lead that the National Convention took last weekend.
The former Attorney General claims that doing so would mean the Government had decided, as a matter of policy, to set aside its international law obligations.
If May backs a Brexit extension once, why wouldn’t she do so again? And U-turn on a second referendum too?
The words of Gordon Brown to Tony Blair echo in our ears. “There is nothing that you could say to me now that I could ever believe”.
It rarely worked for the Conservatives when they tried to out-UKIP UKIP.
He’s a Brownite of Brownites with a Leave-voting seat – and one of Corbyn’s main critics. Which explains why he’s going and what he’s doing.