Breaking her promise in such a way would enrage many voters, divide her Party, and cost the nation dearly in lost Brexit opportunities.
The Tories are making gradual rather than spectacular progress on ethnic diversity – as the party’s class of 2017 looks set to prove.
Corbyn could not shake May, but Robertson for a moment disconcerted her.
The Chancellor suggested that thoughtful politicians incline to one. But the more thoughtful one is about it, the more problematic it looks.
Plus: Salmond’s revisionist view of Thatcher. My weekly Brexit briefing begins. And: the glory of Tim Shipman’s “All Out War”.
Plus: Osborne – terrible at predictions but brilliant at quizzes. The Brexiteers sweep the Select Committee board. And: all the very best to Nick Boles.
Plus: the downfall of Boles. This Eagle won’t fly. What to do with Gove? Cameron should become Foreign Secretary. And: Out there in the country, Blair is still popular.
Corbyn refrained from mentioning Blair, but instead praised Cook for putting the case against the Iraq War.
Continental Europe needs the financial services of London just as much, if not more, than London needs its financial exports to Continental Europe.
We would be better off out, in terms of jobs, wages and growth – and the cost of leaving would be smaller than its benefits.
And Labour is torn between between exploiting those perils and being seen to cooperate with the Government on the EU.
The Mayor of London will not admit it, but he is likely to vote to remain in the European Union.
As the Prime Minister took questions on his EU deal, only Jacob Rees-Mogg managed to disturb his equanimity.
Opposed by Clarke and Heseltine, supported by Lilley and Portillo and backed by John Major as Prime Minister, it was the former Tory leader’s “proudest achievement”.