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1/3 The backstop is an integral part of the present Withdrawal Agreement. Leaving it out of the WA Bill does not make it vanish.

Rather than postpone implementation of the ugly truths of the WA, we need the Govt to seek replacement: #MalthouseCompromise

2/3 We voted for the Brady Amendment: the PM has a mandate to renegotiate. Voting for the WAIB is voting to implement the current WA.

If the Govt intends to remove the Backstop, it needs removing from the WA, or the UK will be bound in international law to introduce it later
3/3 Postponing the implementation of the most unpalatable parts of the Withdrawal Agreement in the hope they disappear is the legislative equivalent of fat free chocolate, headache free wine or exercising while sitting down.

This is not a way to ratify a treaty.
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1/3 Ok: let's send the right signals. (But is the EU really hanging on a non-binding motion at 5pm on a Thursday afternoon?)

Conservative MPs really ought not to be associated with anything, express or implied, which seems to take no deal off the table.
2/3 Compromising no deal would be the daftest negotiating strategy and not in the national interest.

Today's storm in a teacup only arises because the Government's motion is not neutral. This unnecessary carry on is wanted by no one.
3/3: The right thing would have been a neutral motion and the adoption of #MalthouseCompromise by the Government, around which there is a majority.

Today's votes are a distraction from the clear 1st step to a deal: replacing the backstop with alternative arrangements
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Who isn’t fed up of the #Brexit hell-on-wheels show?
We want certainty, agreement, realism... In fact, we need compromise!

Could the #MalthouseCompromise be the olive branch that shows sign of dry land on the distant horizon? 🕊️
(I'm thinking esp of you, @BorderIrish)
The Malthouse Compromise involves 2 Plans.
Plan A: limit transition to Dec 2021 & then go to ‘A Better Deal’.
Plan B: have a quasi transition period & prepare for WTO rules kicking in on 1 Jan 2021.
The choice is clear for the EU, right?
…it’s not.
Because the #MalthouseCompromise really doesn’t meet the challenges that the Protocol in the Withdrawal Agreement tries to meet.

Let’s remember the purpose of the Protocol:

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