In the wake of Johnson’s deal, the Government must balance its plan for Northern Ireland with strengthening “our precious Union” – all four parts of it.
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We can begin to see how a deal can now be agreed and then pass Parliament. But the obstacles are still formidable.
David Trimble and Roderick Crawford: The Government’s new proposals meet the EU’s original aims better than the backstop
The last has failed to meet the objectives set out in both the original negotiating guidelines and in the Northen Ireland Protocol itself.
Had the Benn Act not been passed, it would be far stronger – as he presents his new “fair and reasonable compromise” to the EU.
David Trimble: We can do better than the backstop. Why the Withdrawal Agreement breaches the terms of the Belfast Agreement.
The Commission is negotiating the terms of the UK’s withdrawal; yet the subject matter on which we are all stuck is not entirely within the jurisdiction of the EU.
Mark Harper: We need a date for Britain to leave the EU. But here’s why it can’t be October 31st – much as I’d like it to be.
So how are we going to get a new deal? The key is to build strong relationships, both across the Party, with our DUP allies, and with our European partners.
Single Market rules forbade the UK from ending this practice, despite widespread public outcry.
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: May failed to lead Britain out of the EU – but her successor can yet succeed
There may be greater willingness by Brussels to negotiate following populist successes in the European elections.
Some MPs, such as Charlie Elphicke, have been pushing to bring it back not just to bring joy to passengers, but to help revitalise ports and other seaside towns.
Nigel Evans: If the Prime Minister can’t deliver a clean Brexit, she must make way for a successor who will
She should now put her deal to the Commons without the backstop – announce a firm date for her departure.
Stanley Johnson: Unplugging or unscrambling? Lamy, high priest of harmonisation, sets out a Brexit choice.
I see the former WTO director and Delors chef de Cabinet return to the unresolved debate about high or low alignment.
Henry Newman: Most Conservatives don’t like it – but talks with Corbyn offer a way of breaking the Brexit stalemate
It may be unpalatable, but there’s no point arguing about retaining customs union membership if we can’t get out of the EU in the first place.
The Grantham and Stamford MP leaves the Conservative benches, to a cry of “Nick, don’t go” from one of his colleagues.
Otherwise known as Norway Plus, those backing the move included Bim Afolami, James Cartlidge and George Eustice.
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.