If politicians come to believe that the civil service is preoccupied with speaking truth to power at the expense of doing its job, Francis Maude-type solutions will be imposed, regardless of which party is in power.
We need to deliver a more robust, and more balanced, outcome than we could in 2019.
Perhaps we should all take a step backwards from comparing CVs, and simply ask ourselves who has a record of delivering for Britain.
Despite the Supreme Court ruling, he still has a fighting chance of gaining an election – and then winning it.
It must necessarily have a worldview. The question is whether or not this has caught up with the Brexit vote.
She should now put her deal to the Commons without the backstop – announce a firm date for her departure.
I welcome the suggestion that local Associations should follow the lead that the National Convention took last weekend.
How a note to May this morning about a deal, the meaningful vote, extension and future Brexit policy options might read. Plus a possible general election…
Her motion is defeated. Will the EU now abandon her, and egg on Letwin and his supporters to try to take formal control of the negotiation?
Robbins’ overheard conversation has further eroded faith in his boss – and the ERG is itself divided over whether changes to the backstop would themselves be enough.
He has become emblematic of the failed status quo. We need someone who believes in Brexit.
Plus: Collective minsterial responsibility is seeping away. Plus: A.C.Grayling, Jews, nazis, yellow stars – and Brexit Derangement Syndrome.
“In my personal opinion, Olly Robbins should go to the Tower, in which case he should arrive by river.”
That’s the single fact that stands out from the “low tragedy, high farce” of resignations, splits, divisions, principles and ambitions consuming British and Brexit politics.
For nothing in return, by way of a guaranteed free trade deal, the Prime Minister is willing to hand over at least £40 billion, potentially £60 billion.