When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled in turn, they and he were dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
It’s not just about there being more Tory MPs. There has been a remarkable clearout of the establishment figures.
The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
Its verdict fundamentally misunderstands Parliamentary Sovereignty – thus raising big questions about the future of the judiciary and the stability of our constitution.
The MP for Beaconsfield says the Prime Minister must stop “his reckless and relentless desire to achoeve Brexit by October 31st.”
He’s right that such data is public, even if in private hands. But the route he has taken to try to obtain it is full of difficulties.
And Bercow, bad-mannered to the end, announces that he at least will leave on 31st October
Seven voted for Grieve’s motion, six voted against, and the remaining eight did not vote.
Mark Spencer is reportedly ringing round to inform them that they have lost the Whip.
Letwin versus Rees-Mogg, or Parliament versus the people.
Once again, Remainers are bolstering the separatists even as they lecture Brexiteers on the importance of the Union.
On what grounds has CCHQ sought to limit the powers that the Party’s constitution grants to special general meetings?
We concede that this is a question to which the Prime Minister himself may not yet have an answer.