Javid is right to bury the “tens of thousands” target – but he needs to set out a clear pathway to lower migration.
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He would be averse to leaving without a deal, but even more alarmed by the idea of taking any course of action which risked breaking the Tory Party into fragments.
He has become emblematic of the failed status quo. We need someone who believes in Brexit.
“Last night, the House set a clear direction on the way that the House could agree a deal.”
The Prime Minister’s previous form suggests that she will keep kicking the can down the road, or try to – even after the road runs out.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Corbyn digs himself into a hole as the Prime Minister starts to unite her party
The Leader of the Opposition looked totally incapable of taking over.
She urges the Commons to back the Brady amendment when it votes on proposals later today.
Henry Newman and Guglielmo Verdirame: It’s unlikely the backstop will be scrapped. But supplementing it can win what we want.
Even if the Exchange of Letters were viewed as just short of a treaty, it would be far from legally worthless.
The Prime Minister doesn’t need to endorse every dot and comma of it. But she does need to show the EU that the Commons and her Party can agree on something.
The Withdrawal Agreement is far from ideal, but strip it of its worst fault – the backstop – and we can build a viable majority to proceed.
The Speaker is unlikely to select backbench amendments designed to help her, so her least bad option is a Government one.
Richard Kemp and Lee Rotherham: The backstop’s not the only danger in May’s deal. Its defence plans will undermine NATO.
The UK will then, by negligence, have contributed to a catastrophic defence rift between the continents of Europe and North America.
Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.
Simon Marcus: Marxist ideology. Lax courts – and May’s legacy. All have helped to create the new era of gang crime.
While white boys are being saved in Glasgow, a new era of lawlessness has become rationalised in London – and will continue until our leaders come to their senses.
Iain Dale: We’re heading towards an application to extend Article 50. And if extension happens, will revocation follow?
Plus: Collective minsterial responsibility is seeping away. Plus: A.C.Grayling, Jews, nazis, yellow stars – and Brexit Derangement Syndrome.