As the European Council ended, there was snippy language from some EU27 leaders about the need for the UK Government to get on with making its mind up about where it wants to go with the future relationship with the EU post-Brexit. But there was also guidance that the EU is ready to start exploratory or scoping contacts with the UK to find areas of agreement on trade before it drafts its own Negotiating Guidelines on the Future Relationship ready for the next EU Council in late March 2018.
One Labour MP said Ken Clarke told him and his colleagues: “This proves there’s a majority for soft Brexit.” Opposition MPs are queuing up in agreement with that analysis. One said “the dam has burst,” another said “this is a complete game-changer.”Tory MPs walking through the voting lobby with Labour MPs were treated to Labour frontbencher Steve Pound serenading then with the Red Flag. That’ll be a small humiliation compared to the opprobrium some of their colleagues will now shower on them.
As the dust settles on last week it’s emerging that the sharks really were circling around the Prime Minister. Some Tories felt that in the aftermath of the abortive mission to Brussels on Monday, called off after a threatened walk-out from the government by the DUP, the Prime Minister had out-lived her usefulness.
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Selecting a term
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