MPs have less than a day to study this revised deal. So today’s vote should be postponed. If it isn’t, they should withhold support from the Government.
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We have secured legally-binding changes which address MPs’ concerns about the need to protect the UK from being stuck in the backstop against its will.
WATCH: May’s Dash for a Deal 7) “We needed legally binding backstop pledges and “today, we have agreed them.”
She says that a new target date of December 2020 for its end has been agreed by both parties to the talks.
May’s Dash for a Deal 6) She says the Government now believes that the UK could disapply the backstop. Her statement.
That’s “the position of the United Kingdom”. But is it that of the EU too?
It is not always given a fair assessment, particularly against the other options actually available. Those open to persuasion should look at the facts before it’s too late.
As the motion that was passed by the National Convention says, Conservative MPs need to honour their manifesto pledges.
In over six hours of meetings, officials tried to make the tyres fall off the Malthouse Compromise, and couldn’t do so.
There’s no guarantee that it would return a Commons supportive of any deal that May might put before it.
It should be about the relationships between towns, cities and regions, as well as between the four nations that make up our United Kingdom.
It would bring with it many compensations, including regulatory freedom, tariff income and £39 billion of cold, hard cash.
David Shiels: By talking up a No Deal Irish border poll, Ministers are playing into Sinn Fein’s hands
The topic is being discussed – including at Cabinet – but that in itself is not convincing evidence that such a major change is imminent.
It would be responsible for promoting the British brand right across the country – and there is a lot to promote.
Our survey. May’s Deal. A majority of Party members would support it were the UK able unilaterally to leave the backstop
But the majority for such a solution is slender. And well over two in five respondents reject the deal entirely.
“I am a serial loyalist. I have never rebelled against the Government… and I do so with a heavy heart, but with a clear head.”
“I served in Northern Ireland, and I lost good colleagues – to protect the Union. I will not vote for anything that doesn’t protect the Union.”