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The Prime Minister is set to lobby you about her new Brexit plan. Will she and Johnson be undertaking rival tours?
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.
Iain Mansfield: May’s new plan isn’t perfect, but it’s practicable. However, it can only work if treated as her bottom line.
Paradoxically, the Prime Minister can only deliver her proposals if the Government now prepares actively for No Deal.
“Let us aim for that glorious vision of Lancaster House…not the miserable, permanent limbo of Chequers, not the democratic disaster of ongoing harmonisation.”
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: the former Foreign Secretary declares that there is a better way to lead us through Brexit
Though not as devastating as Sir Geoffrey Howe’s resignation statement, this one still pointed the Government on a new course.
“Very tense”, “a sellout” – Inside the Downing Street charm offensive to try to win Conservative activists’ support for Chequers
Conservative Association Chairmen reveal what happened in yesterday’s conversations with the Prime Minister, her Chief of Staff, and the Party Chairman.
The Conservative Brexit choice. Seek to park the UK in the EEA under a new Tory leader. Or press on.
If Tory MPs think that No Deal would collapse Brexit altogether, or that it would be unmanageable next March, they need a Plan B. But we stress: if.
Grassroots rebellion – Downing Street is starting to realise the scale of Tory opposition to the Chequers plan
Having begun with an apparent assumption that Conservative members would simply swallow what they were given, May’s team is now forced to make up lost ground.
‘…the Brexit White Paper will inevitably put me in direct conflict with the views expressed by a large section of my constituents….’
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.
“The very fact that people think they might do this is utterly destructive, utterly unnecessary, and they should back her to the hilt.”
“We had a choice. We could’ve said let’s stick where we are and see what happens, and risk ending up with a chaotic leaving…or we can look at an alternative proposal.”
And, late in the day, the Prime Minister bows to our advice, and rushes on to Marr, today, to make the case for her new proposals.