Also: fresh woe for Nicola Sturgeon has her husband, the SNP’s chief executive, appears to contradict her evidence to MSPs on the Salmond scandal.
He has secured a ‘mini-deal’ of the sort we were once told Brussels would not countenance – but there is room in the detail for a choir of devils.
From wanting to tackle climate change, to striving for greater security cooperation, the PM and US president share many of the same goals.
Johnson’s supporters still think the controversial provisions can be delivered if the Government holds its nerve. But the clock is ticking.
The Foreign Secretary is quizzed on whether the Government will bow to US pressure to amend the UKInternal Market Bill.
Will we get back our sovereignty next year? Will the agreement be good in trade terms? I fear ministers may end up settling for thin gruel.
All eyes will be on Emmanuel Macron this week, since France has been most prepared to play hardball.
How plausible is it that the UK would zealously enforce EU rules in a scenario in which trade agreement talks have broken down acrimoniously?
He implies that Covid Marshalls shouldn’t have police powers, and says Tory members are “more developed in their thinking” on housing than Tory MPs.
“The EU has suggested that it is willing to go to extreme and unreasonable lengths”, says the Prime Minister, as he defends the UK Internal Market Bill.
The Justice Secretary is challenged over Boris Johnson’s proposal to override elements of the Withdrawal Agreement to protect the British internal market.
“This is something that a responsible government does in order to prepare for the worst. But can I reiterate our steely determination to get a deal.”