The whole plan involves maintaining a public-facing theatre of constitutional normalcy which will only further impede scrutiny and accountability.
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The implication is that the Government would win more votes if it kept the ERG happy.
He argues for “a fundamental realignment of Government, Parliament and Civil Service.”
The Brexit Secretary argues that “we should not give them that excuse not to engage”, and therefore should vote with the Government.
WATCH: “There is no point in having a time limit on the backstop unless it is written into the treaty”, Johnson argues
The former Foreign Secretary also insists that any time limit must end “substantially before the next general election”.
“I believe we can reach a deal that this House can support.”
With 45 days left, unless workarounds or extra time can be found, uncomfortable decisions may have to be made on which Brexit Bills to prioritise.
The Taoiseach was speaking ahead of today’s talks with Theresa May and Northern Irish political leaders.
The Prime Minister updates us on her latest round of negotiations in Brussels.
He teases Thornberry that perhaps when she voted for Article 50 to be triggered she was “present but not involved”.
Henry Newman: Beyond Malthouse. Which compromises would be feasible and acceptable to secure a deal?
It is still possible to find a landing zone that would be acceptable for the EU and to Eurosceptics.
“Some serious people from both sides came together in a good-hearted and civilised relationship, to try to find a way forward.”
However, he won’t say whether or not he would resign if the Prime Minister pursued that course.
“Those who block a deal and then complain about no-deal, I think will have little cover when they next face the voters.”
“We can’t wait until a failure of the talks before we start to implement that reform programme. We have to begin it now, or nobody will take us seriously.”