Labour ‘Won’t Save the Government’ in Brexit Deal Vote

Emily Thornberry confirmed to Marr this morning that Labour is intent on voting down Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in the hope of forcing a general election. The clock is ticking, and as things stand the UK will automatically leave the EU in 138 days.

Army “Ready To Help” In Event of No Deal

Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter revealed this morning that the Army has “not been asked to do anything specifically at this particular stage” by the Government in relation to Brexit contingency measures, but that if there isn’t a deal we stand ready to help in any way we can.”

Arron Banks Would Remain in Hindsight

Arron Banks rounded off his stormy Marr interview by saying that he would favour the UK remaining in the EU in hindsight. Even if only just to have one more backhanded jab at Remainers…

Arron Banks on Marr in Full

Arron Banks’ much-debated appearance on the Andrew Marr Show ultimately generated far more heat than light, with the veteran broadcaster struggling to land a firm glove on a slippery Banks. Did anyone really learn anything new? Watch for yourself and see…

Hammond on No Deal Impact

“If we leave with no deal we will be in a different set of circumstances and it would require a different approach.”

Hammond: I Believe in Universal Credit

Raab: People Must be Held to Account for Khashoggi Death

Dominic Raab says the Saudi account of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death is “not credible” and that people must be “held to account” over it. He won’t be drawn on what specific actions the UK could take…

Raab ‘Open-Minded’ About ‘Short’ Transition Extension

“Let’s say three months”…

Starmer Won’t Rule Out Remain

Keir Starmer makes the point of again not ruling out Remain if there’s a second referendum. Labour continuing their Brexit policy of being all things to all people…

Sarah Vine: Men Should Stop Waving Their Willies Around

Hancock: I “Hope” Customs Union Will Be Time Limited

Thornberry: Our Brexit Tests Are Not Silly

Next CEO: “Most Important We’re Ready for No Deal”

Lord Wolfson says no deal is possible and we should prepare.

No deal probability is obviously rising…

Sturgeon: SNP Would Back Second EU Referendum

Nicola Sturgeon says she would “expect” SNP MPs to vote in favour of a second EU referendum if given the chance. At least they’re consistent about wanting to reverse referendum results…

Marr’s Brutal Interview

 

Full credit to Andrew Marr who, after last week asking Jeremy Corbyn to his face if he was an anti-semite, just accused Theresa May of personal responsibility for the death of a 67 year-old Windrush scandal victim. It was a tough interview from the start where she noticeably failed to rule out further compromises beyond Chequers – five times. Watch the fade out at the end, no small talk. She just death stares him.

UPDATE: Kay Burley agrees

As does the political editor of The Sun

May Doesn’t Rule Out More Chequers Concessions

Marr asks May twice whether she will make further concessions on her Chequers plan to get a deal with the EU. May dodges the question twice…

May Won’t Apologise for Windrush Policy

Theresa May repeatedly refuses to apologise for her “hostile environment” policy which led to the Windrush Scandal. Her only apology is for “the fact that some people who should not have been caught up in that were caught in that”…

Are You An Anti-Semite Jeremy Corbyn?

“Anyone who is suffering racism is in a position to define it.”

“And I say to Rabbi Sacks, with all due respect that is beyond excessive, let’s park that one…”

Corbyn Refuses To Say If He Would Back Remain or Leave

AM: “If there was another referendum now, with one option being broadly speaking stay in the EU, and one option broadly speaking leave the EU, how would you vote?”

JC: “Well, that’s conjecture as to what the question would be.”

Raab: We Will Not Be Dictated To

“No-deal won’t be the end of the world.”

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”

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