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I asked @michaelgove about his pledge to deliver "a full stop to the backstop". As I said, that is only a credible promise if he is prepared ultimately to back a no-deal Brexit. But he has also said in the Commons that a no-deal Brexit risks the break-up of the UK - which in...
his launch he said he would work day and night to prevent. His answer about how to reconcile these mutually contradictory positions was the normal Malthouse-style stuff about alternative arrangements to keep open the border, and hopes for a resumption of devolved government...
in Northern Ireland. Ultimately every leadership candidate - with the exception of @SamGyimah, who wants a referendum, and @RoryStewartUK who won't give any truck to a no-deal Brexit - has to say how the UK could be kept intact if there were a no-deal withdrawal from the EU...
None to date has delivered a persuasive response.
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