“If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.”
A Black, sorry, Red Swan may carry him off. But in less than six months he has rescued the Conservatives, and is on the brink of delivering the referendum mandate.
The ignorance of many MPs and ministers towards the state of seaside communities is particularly surprising as coastal constituencies elect a quarter of all MPs.
The Business Secretary argues that Parliament’s actions are “discouraging businesses from taking the steps they need to take”, and holding up private sector investment.
The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
It’s a surprisingly large Government majority: 24 independents and 19 Labour MPs voted with the Government.
“Asking for more time is pointless and foolish,” Jacob Rees-Mogg argues. Also: why he believes leaving the EU will strengthen the Union.
Sir Oliver Letwin pledges his support to the government’s Brexit deal when it comes to a vote.
He presented a clear choice between his deal and the people’s wrath.
On a straight up, straight down vote on the deal, our calculation is that the Government will lose by two – though that bypasses abstentions. But such a vote is very unlikely today,
Of course, the amendment must be selected by the Speaker in order to be debated at all. But there’s little doubt that he will do so.
Since Parliament is unlikely to consider many of the measures proposed today, they should be put to the people as soon as possible.
It’s time to grasp the real message of the 2016 referendum: that universal suffrage has been a mistake of historic proportions.
The former Prime Minister also failed to grasp that Merkel was not going to do anything very much for him.
Its verdict fundamentally misunderstands Parliamentary Sovereignty – thus raising big questions about the future of the judiciary and the stability of our constitution.
When Letwin and Watson are on the same page, we should all read the book very carefully.
Seven voted for Grieve’s motion, six voted against, and the remaining eight did not vote.
Clarke delivered an attack which recalled Howe’s on Thatcher.
Letwin versus Rees-Mogg, or Parliament versus the people.
The former Cabinet Minister sets out the rationale for his Bill, which seeks a further extension to Brexit.
We concede that this is a question to which the Prime Minister himself may not yet have an answer.