Brexit Update: Tuesday 3rd July 2018.
Some commentators have already dubbed Friday's Chequers cabinet lock-in with Theresa May, the 'Body Bag Summit'. Presumably expecting at least on resignation or sacking. The moment of decision is fast approaching for the PM – go with a true Brexit or bottle it and remain tied to the EU? Wonder who will be in that (those) body bag(s).
Writing in the Independent the Remainer Labour MP for Streatham, Chuka Umunna, says that our cabinet members don't care about the economy or Brexit, they only have one thing on their mind at the moment – and that is individual naked self interest while vying for the top job as Theresa May wobbles.
The Guardian says business is running out of patience and needs direction and assurances over Brexit. I would say that, if the Remoaners stopped interfering and trying to prevent Brexit and got behind the country's decision, we'd be much further down the road and much more settled!
The chair of the Treasury Select Committee and Remain-minded Tory MP for Loughborough, Nicky Morgan, is expected to ask today that the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, provides parliament with a Brexit impact statement prior to MPs voting on the deal later in the year.
And after yesterdays Twitter hammering from some fellow MPs, the chair of the Tory MPs Eurosceptic European Resarch Group (ERG) received praise from fellow Brexiteer Boris Johnson.
Thank you. https://t.co/fCpeK9kn3B
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) July 2, 2018
And Brexiteer MEP Dan Hannan says we should look to the Anglosphere for trade and that the Canadians and Australians are asking why we're taking so long to get to them.
Britain should pursue a flexible trade network based on mutual recognition – starting with countries which share our legal and business norms. https://t.co/BY4oqH4xKI
— Daniel Hannan (@DanielJHannan) July 1, 2018
And Channel 4 has a video on the Tory Party civil war:
While Good Morning Britain talks to the Lib Dem leader, Vince Cable:
And Theresa May updates the House: