The former Northern Ireland Secretary says that May should return to press for the backstop to be dropped.
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Yesterday in the Commons. More opponents than supporters of the Prime Minister’s deal on the Conservative backbenchers.
That said, there was more backing for her from her party than some of today’s headlines suggest.
The significance of the Northern Ireland SpAd’s tweet lies less in its content than its author – and that it has been issued at all.
Prepare for a Rule Britannia defence of Chequers at Party Conference…followed by its junking afterwards, as May is forced towards the most practicable alternative presently on offer.
Pro-Brexit MPs weighed a no-confidence vote in Theresa May yesterday evening. But the essential case against one remains unchanged.
Six were from west or north London constituencies, plus Windsor’s Adam Afriyie and Sir David Amess of Southend West.
We now wait to see whether the Remainer rebels will hold their fire until after the June council, and wait for the Customs and Trade Bills.
“I’m not saying that there would be an organised push, but the letters would just go in to Graham Brady,” one senior pro-Leave backbencher told this site yesterday.
Last year’s General Election came as a shock. But Jeremy Corbyn may finally be running out of excuses for the dubious company he keeps.
The former Cabinet Minister suggests that what happens at the end of the period will decide whether pro-Leave MPs support it.
WATCH: Villiers – If compromise “goes too far” then “we wouldn’t be respecting the result of the referendum”
The former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland says she is concerned, particularly about “retaining the right to diverge from EU laws”.
Brexit offers green opportunities, but it will also open a governance gap that must be filled.
There were no Momentum mugs left. “Everything we had has gone ‘just like that’. Do keep checking the website, though”.
What was the most decisive moment in the EU referendum campaign? Our readers’ answer: Cameron’s renegotiation.
Osborne’s “punishment budget” came in second.
Almost six months on from the EU referendum, we present a mini-series on five people who helped to shape the result.