Remarkably, sometimes these inconsistent trends both exist within the same tweet – as with a recent viral clip accusing a peer of telling lies when he was in fact correct.
Posts Tagged: House of Lords
Nicky Morgan: How Parliament should handle Brexit over the next few months – and how Ministers should listen to it
I want to be very clear that the threats to May are only coming from one wing of the Party, and aren’t shared by the vast majority of Conservative MPs.
Votes loom on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the Lords. Which places a big responsibility on Labour’s leader there – Angela Smith.
Crossbench votes are always crucial in the Upper House as it now is. But the decisive role in the Bill’s consideration may well be played by the Official Opposition.
Howard Flight: Of course the Withdrawal Bill needs to be scrutinised and amended – but it must ultimately pass
Some of the powers it proposes to give to ministers are not democratically acceptable. But peers should correct these flaws, not seek to block Brexit itself.
It would be a huge waste to spend huge sums restoring the body of Westminster whilst decanting – probably permanently – its spirit.
George Bridges: “The implementation period will not be a bridge to a clear destination; it will be a gangplank into thin air” – full text
The former Brexit minister argues that the Government cannot succeed in the negotiations without setting out clear goals.
The Bill is not a vehicle for pursuing policy changes, nor is it about the shape or type of Brexit we deliver. It is about delivering smooth legal continuity.
The Moggcast. Episode One. “Austerity in the NHS…will be very hard to continue with, however much there are limited resources.”
The Somerset MP in conversation with ConHome on: social care, housing, Brexit and the Lords, Carillion…and the reshuffle.
Fairly or unfairly, the pro-EU cause is already associated with elites. The arrival of the Withdrawal Bill in the Upper House will do nothing to diminish that impression.
The Tory peer, and former MEP, will take on the job of shepherding the Withdrawal Bill through the House of Lords.
The upper house “is strongest when it’s people and peers against the House of Commons, which it wouldn’t be in this case.”
Christopher Howarth: The flurry of Withdrawal Bill amendments range from pointless to legally illiterate
Parliament authorised Brexit through Article 50, but now risks refusing the Government the chance to guarantee legal continuity.
Shorter sitting hours, time-limited speeches, and procedural changes have all made the Commons less effective. If Bercow wants to fix it he should start there.
The Electoral Reform Society calculates that a tiny change in votes would have given May a bare majority last spring. But how much difference would this have made?
Christopher Howarth: On immigration, we need no implementation, no transition post-Brexit. Just an immediate start in cutting numbers.
Big business has become too reliant on the drug of cheap labour from abroad. It should start preparing to kick the habit now.