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.
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.
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.
Whilst policy-wonks like to describe the differences in public spending on the old and young as an “injustice”, that’s not how thrifty pensioners see it.
May’s manifesto is real politics – that’s to say, a serious attempt to prepare Britain for the post-Brexit challenges of the future.
Pro-EU Lords will not be able to block Brexit measures that are set out in May’s programme for Government.
These Lords amendments are an attempt by the Higher Education lobby to throw off the yoke of Government immigration controls.
As the Higher Education Bill comes back to the Commons, the Government should take the Lords’ position to heart.
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.
If universities want a more relaxed policy, they should argue for it – not seek to hide statistics that they find inconvenient.
Their atrocities are without parallel in the modern world.
It makes spending commitments which exceed the amounts it budgets to spend. Those escalating commitments…will approach E250 billion by the time we leave.
Maybe Ken Livingstone can explain.
Alex Chalk and Tania Mathias were the only MPs to vote against the Government on the Lords’ amendment.
Davis defied the Lords by carrying the Commons, but could not talk round Clegg.