Churchill saw a century ago that the existing party machines will always prove the stronger, and UKIP and the SDP have confirmed this.
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Nicky Morgan: Ministers and whips may welcome this delay. But as the new Chair of the Treasury Select Commitee, I don’t.
The process of choosing members is taking a long time. Some will wonder how departments can continue without full scrutiny for almost four months.
They already elect their chairmen and there will be fewer trips abroad – at least when the Commons is sitting. That means more scrutiny of what Ministers are up to.
The two clashed over Brexit.
They will want to ask themselves if they really want to spurn last year’s referendum result and the Party’s manifesto commitment.
Zac Goldsmith: Why I seek to become Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee
Brexit brings unique challenges and opportunities. And my background in campaigning on environmental issues equips me for the job.
“A source from the European Commission confirmed that, legally speaking, the UK would have to leave…as part of Brexit.”
Wanted: a revived campaign for Brexit of all parties and none. Without it, Remain may snatch victories from defeat.
The news is not all bad for supporters of Leave. But a weakened Government needs third party support to deliver not so much a Soft or Hard Brexit as a clean one.
Mohammed Amin: The Government should now agree a Brexit position with other parties and the devolved administrations
After negotiations with the rest of the EU have been completed, the final agreement must be brought back to Parliament.
Nicky Morgan: The choice before us as the Queen’s Speech looms. Adapt to our new circumstances – or hand power to the far left
CCHQ and the Policy Board need to take a long hard look at our recent campaign, and work out what we can rapidly learn from it in terms of techniques and messages.
For all the chatter about the Customs Union, leaving the EU in full is still on course. But May’s bungled election has raised the chances of a disorderly outcome.
Sarah Ingham: After this election result, support for a second referendum on Brexit is gaining ground
Since when did voting for a party mean endorsing every policy in any election manifesto? Especially when large chunks of the Tory offering are in the shredder.
She cannot be a stationary establishment figure when faced with the restless mood of the voting public. She must move forwards – or we risk a 1997-style wipeout.
The Prime Minister congratulates the Speaker on his re-election in the Commons today.
WATCH: Corbyn – “The Labour Party is ready to offer strong and stable leadership in the national interest”
“We all look forward to welcoming the Queen’s Speech just as soon as the Coalition of Chaos has been negotiated.”