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Posts Tagged: Withdrawal Agreement
The Prime Minister has made no effort to consult Parliament about her agreement with Brussels – but it requires changes to British law.
WATCH: Duncan Smith – The leadership must be chosen by Party members, not in a “stitch-up” by a “cabal”
“If the answer is a caretaker, whether Mr Lidington or anybody else, what the hell was the question?”
WATCH: Hammond – I’d rule out No Deal and No Brexit, but a second referendum “deserves to be considered”
“I’m not sure that there’s a majority in Parliament…but it’s a coherent proposition”, the Chancellor tells Sky News.
The divisions and impatience exposed could well be real, but it doesn’t follow that Brussels is about to suddenly shift its policy.
The prisons minister decides to “be bold” and says that, if it comes to it, MPs should be free to express their genuine preferences on what’s next for Brexit.
If they reject the Withdrawal Agreement a third time, a deeply divided Opposition could yet get the credit for a soft departure.
“Brexit is the will of the British people, we need to deliver that.”
The Ribble Valley MP says that May’s neglect of her Northern Irish allies is one of the worst cases of political misjudgement he has witnessed in his career in the Commons.
“The precise nature and timing of this debate will to some extent depend on the outcomes of this week’s European Council.”
“We should look again at being able to leave with a negotiated deal, but in order to do that we need time…”
“However, it remains my intention to bring the deal back to the House.”
Like it or not, the choice has shifted away from ‘Deal or No Deal’ towards ‘Deal or No Brexit’. It’s better to fight against a bad deal outside the EU than to Remain.
“It’s a very impressive hat that you are wearing, or a hat of sorts. Very well done.”
Henry Newman: Bercow has demonstrated he will do anything to frustrate Brexit. So it’s time for MPs to smell the coffee.
Critics of the deal need to compromise and accept the actual choices on offer. Refusal to do so risks an outcome far worse, or no Brexit at all.