The Brexit Secretary argues that “we should not give them that excuse not to engage”, and therefore should vote with the Government.
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Nicky Morgan: Country before Party? It’s a false choice. The country needs the governing party to deliver on Brexit.
The best outcome is for the Government and its partners to deliver the majority verdict of the referendum and of the last election.
The Chief Whip has enjoyed something of a boost from last month’s victories on crucial votes, but the overall picture reflects a settled disenchantment.
Neither is at all likely indeed to succeed May if they nod reluctant assent to any scheme to sign up to the Customs Union – which might not succeed in any event.
The Brexit Secretary insists that when he previously said it would definitely happen, “that was the Government position at the time”.
The first department to need boosting post-March. The Treasury? Business? Transport? No: Northern Ireland.
The challenge to “our precious union” will be as much constitutional as economic – Deal, No Brexit…or No Deal especially.
Profile: David Lidington – the Tory loyalist diverging from his leader over Brexit. And now tipped as her successor.
At the heart of May’s operation, this staunch Conservative is now mulling potential ways to a second referendum with Labour MPs.
Is she chickening out on Brexit? Or playing chicken with Commons and Party over her deal? Or merely a headless chicken herself – bent on daily survival?
The Brexit Secretary claims that the Withdrawal Agreement balances controlling money and immigration with keeping trade flowing.
“At the moment I am looking for someone who can unite the party behind a Brexit deal. A person who believes in Brexit.”
ConHome’s Cabinet League Table. Everyone’s rating is down – and half of the top table is now in negative territory. Worst ever results.
Not for the faint-hearted. Contains intense violence, blood and gore, strong language and Philip Hammond.
Never have the Prime Minister’s colleagues looked more despondent, but her backbenchers refrained from trying to defenestrate her.
The Prime Minister clearly thinks she can talk her own backbenchers into supporting her deal, but could find no way of conciliating the DUP.
The Prime Minister has eschewed the chance to bind waverers with patronage in favour of promoting able loyalists who won’t make trouble.
Plus: Let’s have no sympathy for Farron. He didn’t give straight answers to straight questions, and is thus the cause of his own downfall.