The EU’s rejection of Chequers gives May a chance to unite her party around Canada Plus Plus Plus – the only strategic Brexit option now open to her.
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During the weeks and months ahead, Conservative MPs will need to use their heads as well as their hearts to reach the Brexit winning line.
George Freeman: Come to our Big Tent Ideas Festival next weekend. And help build conservatism and capitalism for a new generation.
Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss, Dan Hannan, Liam Halligan, Steve Baker, Tom Tugendhat & others will speak. And there’s a special discount for ConHome readers.
We re-run the author’s series on what might be done for the UK to be Ready on Day One.
Interview: Stewart Jackson, Davis’ former SpAd, accuses Downing Street of “constitutional impropriety”
He claims that there was a conspiracy by officials in Number Ten’s Europe Unit to water down Brexit.
The Government is in crisis. MPs need to ponder deeply should be done for the best. That means not quitting Westminster this week.
That’s ten gone from the front bench or CCHQ – and it would be surprising were there not more today.
Her strategy now relies on asking people to believe that she will not buckle any further – just at the very moment she has caused many to doubt her.
Daniel Hannan: My view of May’s new Brexit plan. It’s just about better than No Deal. But now a line in the sand must be drawn.
Preparing for no deal ought therefore to be our national priority – cuts in corporate and personal taxes, removal of regulations, openness to global business.
Downing Street sends a not-very-subtle message in its choice of successors in the mini-reshuffle.
Will there be further resignations? Will the 48 letters go to Sir Graham Brady? If the 48 letters do go in, will May win – and survive?
He accuses them of making up claims about promotions being dangled – “as if any of us can be bribed”.
“I cannot support this policy with the sincerity and resolve which will be necessary,” he says in his letter to the Prime Minister.
Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary over Chequers plan – “He doesn’t believe the policy is right for our country”
Steve Baker follows him out, in a dual blow for the Prime Minister’s already embattled proposals.
Since she might not get an acceptable agreement, or indeed any at all, the Government must strain to get Ready for Day One, not Ready for Day 730.