The option to “merely sit” is not available at present, since there is currently a battle of ideas between conservatism and its foes, and also one taking place within conservative thought itself.
Asked about his “sabotage” amendment, the peer formerly known as Douglas Hogg admits negotiating with the Labour front bench on the topic.
The Brexit Secretary has taken control of the Government’s dealings with Grieve – for the moment, anyway. Watch for further twists and turns.
Grieve may have backed off yesterday, but the Government backed down. May now risks losing control of her Brexit policy altogether.
By cramping the room for no deal, it seeks to send the Prime Minister naked into the negotiation chamber.
The referendum transferred from MPs themselves the decision as to whether to remain in or leave the EU and – with it, to regain our freedom to make our own laws.
The Conservative rebel, AKA Douglas Hogg, argued that a unilateral guarantee would grant the Government the moral high ground.