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Patrick Maguire is the New Statesman's political correspondent.
Despite the spin, the conversation that Downing Street is using as a pretence to collapse negotiations is neither new nor surprising.
In advance of a general election, Downing Street hopes that the opposition parties’ divisions will matter more than Johnson's failure to deliver Brexit by 31 October.
The MP for Romford and Rory Stewart appreciate something that the official Conservative campaign doesn't.
Arlene Foster's electoral rivals spy opportunity in her apparent u-turn.
The government isn’t expecting to succeed — it’s testing the EU’s unity and resolve.
It might be time for Sadiq Khan's Tory challenger to start mentioning Brexit.
Cameron's first PPS is now behaving in a way that his old boss would have never tolerated.
If a deal is coming, humble pie must be served and eaten. This week has made it clear there aren't yet any willing volunteers.
The so-called Spartans want to dispel the narrative that their first preference is for a no-deal exit.
The party has an ambitious set of targets, but some members worry they aren't protecting their rear.