It troubles me that Jeremy Hunt called for a second referendum – a message which gives aid and succour to the SNP.
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He was murdered by terrorists 40 years ago today. Now there is a new, exemplary biography of him.
It should be about the relationships between towns, cities and regions, as well as between the four nations that make up our United Kingdom.
David Shiels: By talking up a No Deal Irish border poll, Ministers are playing into Sinn Fein’s hands
The topic is being discussed – including at Cabinet – but that in itself is not convincing evidence that such a major change is imminent.
Why should the EU offer any more to an inconstant departing member, which can’t be relied on to deliver ratification of any agreement?
“I am a serial loyalist. I have never rebelled against the Government… and I do so with a heavy heart, but with a clear head.”
“I served in Northern Ireland, and I lost good colleagues – to protect the Union. I will not vote for anything that doesn’t protect the Union.”
There are four steps she must take, successfully and in short order, to be in with any chance of seeing it fly.
If you’d had to guess which of their MPs would rebel on the deal, Lamont and Ross wouldn’t have made the top six.
“We entered into the confidence and supply agreement in relation to supporting Brexit on the basis of our shared priorities.”
“The deal was signed to deliver on Brexit, and to do that in a way that had shared principles between the Democratic Unionist Party and the Conservative Party.”
Also: Jones criticised for shielding ministers from independent scrutiny; and Mundell’s bizarre pop at ‘carpet-bagging’ colleagues.
We set five tests for it. Does this draft agreement pass them? And does it really take back control of our borders, laws and money?
“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…”