Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
There are real, viable answers to this sticky problem. But rebuilding trust may be as hard as resolving technical questions.
Leavers insist correctly that the EU is a political project first and foremost. Which helps to explain why this scheme is unlikely to fly.
Esther is one of the rare politicians I’ve met who is able to communicate authentically with voters in all parts of the country.
This Brexit Parliament has rejected every Brexit option – hard or soft. The only people who can now decide are the public themselves.
I see the former WTO director and Delors chef de Cabinet return to the unresolved debate about high or low alignment.
A series of mini-deal, plus unilateral preparations by the UK, mean that most of the building blocks for a managed No Deal are already in place.
The EU won’t grant us a long extension for fear of what European elections here would produce. If we hold our nerve, the UK will Brexit on WTO terms in April.
The Letwin plan has not exactly delivered the promised clarity. Instead, the Commons has again said what it does not want.
It is not always given a fair assessment, particularly against the other options actually available. Those open to persuasion should look at the facts before it’s too late.
This will be our last big chance to send a strong message to the people who are supposed to lead our country.
This impasse is of Parliament’s creation. It is the failure of some MPs to honour the instructions of the British people which has led us here.
Whichever way the Prime Minister eventually goes, she will also continue to run the risk of splitting the Conservative Party.
“There was no mention whatsoever of any infrastructure, any hard border” in Dublin’s preparations for a WTO Brexit.
It would bring with it many compensations, including regulatory freedom, tariff income and £39 billion of cold, hard cash.