A dedicated band of Conservative pro-Brexit holdouts stands ready to perish rather than let May’s deal pass.
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The panel, comprising legally-trained Conservative and DUP MPs as well as outside experts, set out their full legal reasoning for rejecting the deal.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
“Yesterday’s documents considered individually and collectively do not deliver “legally binding changes” to the WA or to the Protocol.”
The latter, we believe. And we caution against presuming that they are predisposed to support a revised deal.
We understand that 88 other Tory backbenchers didn’t vote on it, including Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
He defended the absent Prime Minister with decency and moderation, but neither Labour nor Conservative MPs were persuaded.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Ministers are voted guilty of contempt for the first time in Parliament’s history
The Attorney General’s claim that it would not be in the national interest to reveal his legal advice was defeated in the Commons.
Yesterday in the Commons. More opponents than supporters of the Prime Minister’s deal on the Conservative backbenchers.
That said, there was more backing for her from her party than some of today’s headlines suggest.
Henry Newman: Navigating the EU Withdrawal Bill through unamended without a majority is nightmarish – but possible
Labour have sunk efforts to trap us in the Single Market. A compromise should kick the Customs Union can down the road. Which leaves the ‘meaningful’ vote.
Daniel Hannan: Brexit will be a success, but swivel-eyed Remainers make the process more costly than it needs to be
The message that some send to Brussels – that if the Eurocrats make it all painful enough then we can be bullied into changing our minds – is mistaken but harmful.
It was, of course, back when he expected that his side was going to win. His party appears not to have taken the advice.
Davis defied the Lords by carrying the Commons, but could not talk round Clegg.
Nick Boles: I backed Remain. But I hope other MPs who did so too reject these Lords amendments to the Article 50 bill.
They will be considered in the Commons this week – and would have the effect of undermining the Prime Minister’s negotiation.