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.
Posts Tagged: Steve Baker MP
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.
Last-minute concessions appear to have saved the Government from defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Plus: We’ll never know the truth about the rebels’ motives. If you have fewer MPs, you must also have fewer Ministers. And: doesn’t Steve Baker have a fine head of hair?
Then come Redwood and Tugendhat to make up the top five. Four of the top ten have been in the Commons for less than three years.
After leaving the EU, we must ensure we are well-positioned in terms of regulation, taxation, immigration and – crucially – foreign languages.
James Arnell: Introducing my forthcoming ConservativeHome series about being Ready on Day One for Brexit
Our best chance of getting a deal remains developing a solid, credible alternative plan, and showing that we are prepared to implement it.
Charlie Elphicke: “We should insure against the risk of error.” His Commons speech on Brexit contingency: full text.
“I have a response to the naysayers who say that it would be wrong to invest now. I say that it would be wrong to wait until the last moment.”