These Lords amendments are an attempt by the Higher Education lobby to throw off the yoke of Government immigration controls.
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As the Higher Education Bill comes back to the Commons, the Government should take the Lords’ position to heart.
Alex Morton: Will this election deliver the Joe Chamberlain-style conservatism that May really wants?
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.
Christopher Howarth: It would be wrong and unfair to stop counting international students in the migration numbers
If universities want a more relaxed policy, they should argue for it – not seek to hide statistics that they find inconvenient.
David Alton: The clique which rules North Korea should be tried in absentia for crimes against humanity
Their atrocities are without parallel in the modern world.
Peter Lilley: That £350 million figure. The EU’s negotiating position shows it to be less of an exaggeration than has been claimed.
It makes spending commitments which exceed the amounts it budgets to spend. Those escalating commitments…will approach E250 billion by the time we leave.
Lib Dems: One referendum is Hitler. A second referendum wouldn’t be Hitler. Unless we lose, in which case: Hitler.
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.
Whatever the outcome, MPs and peers must be able to have their say in the lobbies.
It is intended to create a means by which peers and MPs can seek to hold up leaving the EU.
Nick Boles: I backed Remain. But I hope other MPs who did so too reject these Lords amendments to the Article 50 bill.
They will be considered in the Commons this week – and would have the effect of undermining the Prime Minister’s negotiation.
Even more than party disagreements over what should replace it, the idea of a very powerful second chamber is out of constitutional fashion.
“I had to make that speech today…and if the Prime Minister can’t live with that, I have to respect her right to sack me.”
She argues that by 2019 the people might have changed their minds.