Plus: My exclusive insight into that May Corbyn summit. Why does the BBC indulge Brok? And: Cooper trooper – not so super.
The abuse became so bad that I felt the need to stop giving media interviews, writing articles and to remove myself from the public arena.
Plus: Which of Hancock’s Slags should I liaise with? I’m not known as “Uncle Herod” for nothing. And: Here’s hoping 2019 is happier than 2018.
The sequence of events: bow to a second referendum, lose the ERG, gain Blairites, contest a general election – and rebrand the Party.
Meanwhile, the Government has quietly been appointing more trade emissaries during the last few months.
Blair’s former communications director claims it’s the “right wing of the Conservative Party” who are “pushing hardest for this Brexit now”.
Long-standing Leavers, who stood out for personal conviction against the Party leadership, should understand Remainers who are now in the same position.
Votes would come flooding back into UKIP and, perhaps more importantly, to independent candidates that campaign on the “You Lied” platform.
Our columnist, Open Europe’s Henry Newman, and Alastair Campbell clash on the future of the EU Withdrawal Bill.
“I’m well are of that,” Blair’s former spin doctor replies, in (fairly) good humour.
The message that some send to Brussels – that if the Eurocrats make it all painful enough then we can be bullied into changing our minds – is mistaken but harmful.
But in his new book, he does not quite explain why she has remained Prime Minister.
There were no Momentum mugs left. “Everything we had has gone ‘just like that’. Do keep checking the website, though”.
You may not agree with his views on gay sex and abortion – or what were his views – but they should not be marginalised as illegitimate.
The only explanation I can find is that she mistakenly assumed I was just another Tory public school boy, to whom she did not need to bother giving the time of day.