He won out over Cllr Helen Harrison and Clarence Mitchell. The Labour majority is 607, and the possibility of a by-election looms.
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The significance of the Northern Ireland SpAd’s tweet lies less in its content than its author – and that it has been issued at all.
The German Chancellor was stronger then than she is now. And there’s no guarantee that any compromise she might push would work.
The Prime Minister is like a woman on a raft, adrift at sea – as her fellow-passengers watch the good (or bad) ship Chequers gently slipping, with the occasional plop and gurgle, beneath the waves.
Wages are growing at their fastest rate for ten years, and employment is at a near-record high. But qualifications are necessary…
The only potential escape lane from a breakdown in the negotiation and No Deal gridlock is marked “to Canada”.
Cox’s intervention at May’s meeting of senior Cabinet ministers last week to discuss Brexit plans turned out to be crucial.
It isn’t just pro-Brexit MPs who should be watching the Prime Minister carefully. It’s pro-Union ones: in other words, all of them.
The key question now for Conservative MPs is whether they can support the UK being trapped in a customs union – and the dismemberment of the Union itself.
McVey? Mordaunt? Hammond, because the policy swings the other way? May herself? None of the above?
If the Budget choice this year is between supporting the new system or raising tax thresholds, the answer is a no brainer.
Media focus is on the DUP. But we can’t help suspecting that near the heart of policy is a preoccupation with those just-in-time supply chains.
Those joining the Conservatives in order to remove their local MP may be in for an unpleasant surprise.
In the event of no agreement, the Commission will be on its way out, new MEPs almost on their way in…and Selmayr will be in place. Send for the crucifixes and garlic!
Good luck, Prime Minister, with your plan to split the Left. Just don’t split the Right as well while you’re at it.
Her bid to woo Labour Commons votes for a Brexit deal is part of a wider gambit.