The time has come for those of a Conservative disposition who believe that leaving the European Union should be stopped to state their case. Significantly this is primarily on the same ground as many Conservative Brexiteers: the preservation of the sovereignty of Parliament and of the United Kingdom.
A clear majority of Conservative Members of Parliament believe that Brexit is a mistake. The power of this belief is not meaningfully diminished by the fact that a minority of these only subscribe to it if Brexit, as seems probable, takes the form of the Chequers plan. However, it is overridden by the stronger belief, held by a slightly different clear majority, that to renege on the referendum result would dangerously damage our democracy.
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