That’s the single fact that stands out from the “low tragedy, high farce” of resignations, splits, divisions, principles and ambitions consuming British and Brexit politics.
Posts Tagged: Theresa May MP
Plus: But her deal’s so bad I’d rather Remain. Robbins is the real Rasputin, not Timothy. Would I really vote Tory tomorrow? And: Carry on Cocks and Dicks.
“One of my cricketing heroes was Geoffrey Boycott…he stuck to it, and he got the runs in the end.”
He says that he won’t stand in an election. But will the ERG succeed in drumming up 48 letters?
He is conflicted by disliking May’s deal yet being in the front line of a No Deal Brexit – and aware that as a Vote Leave figurehead he is unusually exposed.
He and the ERG leadership have held out for many months, but he suggests that the time has now come.
“We have gone from no deal is better than a bad deal, to any deal is better than no deal.” McVey’s resignation letter – full text
“I cannot defend this, and I cannot vote for this deal. I could not look my constituents in the eye were I to do that. I therefore have no alternative but to resign…”
“I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country.” Raab’s resignation letter – full text
“No democratic nation has ever signed up to be bound by such an extensive regime, imposed externally without any democratic control… nor the ability to decide to exit”.
May’s Deal 1) Andrew Feldman – Party members must back it and her. Let’s not give Corbyn the crisis he craves.
If he can’t get an early election, he would take a disorderly departure from the EU, leading to a recession – and to victory at a later date.
May’s Deal 2) Rebecca Ryan – It endangers Leave. Now the 51 MPs who have pledged to Stand Up for Brexit must keep their promise
I am deeply disappointed by the path that the Prime Minister has chosen. It seems to be the very opposite of what the British people voted for.
Perhaps the Prime Minister will secure Parliament’s approval. But if she does not, the Conservative Party must choose a direction quickly.
Interpretation one: its members are talking at length, but there’s no real resistance to the Prime Minister’s draft Brexit plan. Interpretation two: it is running into trouble.
Losing both them and the DUP will send a very strong signal to every Conservative MP about its implications for the Union.
But although the Prime Minister looked calm, Nigel Dodds, parliamentary leader of the DUP, did not.
She dodges a direct question on whether Parliament with have the sovereign right to withdraw unilaterally from any backstop.