DD not beating around the bush with his views on Chequers…
“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…”
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.”
“No-deal won’t be the end of the world.”
“It’s for MPs to step up to the plate and sort this out now as elected representatives, otherwise I think our democracy will be in really big trouble.”
“The committee that looks at it has many many live cases, and I would hope that very shortly they will be reaching results on the allegations made against some pretty disturbing characters.”
Michael Gove tells Andrew Marr
“A future PM could always choose to alter the relationship between Britain and the EU, but the Chequers approach is the right one for now.”
“I’m not one of those advocating for a re-run… the British public should have a say on the outcome of the negotiations… plus the option of staying in the EU.”
Sadiq might want to look up the definition of re-run…
“George Osborne doesn’t concern me in the slightest… if he wants to go to battle with me, good luck I’m looking forward to it.”
“We’ve said we haven’t ruled anything off the table… but actually to have a second referendum would be to throw this Government a lifeline.”
Back tracking on his “60% likelihood of no-deal” comment, Trade Secretary Liam Fox told Sophy Ridge this morning that “I think over the last few weeks we’ve certainly heard more reassuring noises from the European Commission.”
“Supporting the Prime Minister now is in our national interest, and certainly if she wants to continue on to the next election she’ll have my support.”
Leaving some wiggle room there with that ‘if’…
Marr: Do you think [Boris] is Islamophobic?
Javid: No, absolutely not. Not in the slightest.
Sajid pours lukewarm to cold water on any talk of leadership…
Chuka tells Sophy Ridge that it is “beyond doubt” that the Labour Party is “institutionally racist”. Astounding to hear this coming from the mouth of a sitting Labour MP…
Chuka says he isn’t leaving Labour but refuses to rule it out in the future…
Marr challenges the Home Secretary over some of the more colourful predictions in the Police’s No Deal document leaked to the Sunday Times. Sajid replies that “people don’t need to worry” because the Government will be prepared…
The Home Secretary apologises to “everyone that was affected” by the Windrush Scandal, saying “it was wrong in every way and I will do everything I can to put it right”. He tells Marr that people affected will be “properly” compensated “in the coming weeks”.