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She yesterday achieved the outcome most likely to prop her up – at least for the time being. But Cooper, Letwin and Bercow are waiting in the wings.
The Union and the Government have together kicked the can down the road again – this time with a two-pronged plan.
Leadsom seems to be the only one with lead in her pencil. All she needs now is to grow big fat hairy balls.
Far better than a Second Referendum, the poll would offer a benign way of taking the country’s temperature.
“I know that MPs are frustrated too…and I am very grateful to all those MPs that I’ve been meeting across the House.”
May 22nd deadline if the deal passes. April 12th deadline if deal doesn’t pass. UK may then go for No Deal…or put forward an alternative plan.
A more collaborative approach with the districts over planning approval could avoid unnecessary complexity and delay.
Again, truth or bluff? Either way, the EU’s Chief Negotiator sings from the same hymn sheet as France’s President.
Truth or bluff? “In case of a “no” vote or no, directly it will guide everybody to a no deal, for sure.”
“Brexit is the will of the British people, we need to deliver that.”
The Speaker offers a distillation of his signature style.
The Ribble Valley MP says that May’s neglect of her Northern Irish allies is one of the worst cases of political misjudgement he has witnessed in his career in the Commons.
“The precise nature and timing of this debate will to some extent depend on the outcomes of this week’s European Council.”
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If he starts ringing alarm bells over the next few days, the possibility may be real. If he doesn’t – or only goes through the motions – then it probably isn’t.
Hamas, Hezbollah, the IRA, Assad, Maduro, dodgy Czech ‘diplomats’, Iranian propagandists….the list goes on.
New Labour’s legacy is alive and well. When it trouble, don’t accept responsibility. Instead, blame someone else.
She blames “MPs” and “politicians” for the current impasse as though she were not one herself – which of course she is.
A new book argues that the country is divided between a metropolitan elite, which rules for its own advantage – and the rest.
That way we would have a proper contest, focused on the future and the full range of issues. And our hardworking members would have a real choice.
Drones can track down criminals on the run. That is more cost-effective than sending a police helicopter.
“European Union leaders last night handed Theresa May a three-week lifeline to come up with an alternative Brexit plan if her withdrawal deal is not approved by MPs. After nearly seven hours of wrangling the 27 leaders agreed to give Mrs May an unconditional extension until April 12 to “indicate a way forward”. If her deal is passed, Brussels will give the government until May 22 to pass the legislation that would implement Brexit. If the deal is not agreed by the April deadline, however, Britain will be forced to choose between a no-deal Brexit or agreeing to hold European elections in return for a longer extension to the Article 50 process.” – The Times
“Remain ministers have warned the Prime Minister that they are prepared to quit unless she gives them a free vote on a new backbench bid to stop no deal. A cross-party group of MPs is on Friday expected to table a new amendment that will force the Prime Minister to accept a longer extension to Article 50 if her deal fails. The amendment, which will be voted on next week, will mean that if Mrs May’s deal is defeated Parliament – rather than the Prime Minister – will decide whether to accept any offer of a longer extension of Article 50 from Brussels. A group of eight Remain ministers met Julian Smith, the Chief Whip, on Thursday to demand a free vote on the amendment to avoid the threat of mass resignations.” – Daily Telegraph
>Today: Iain Dale’s column: Zombie May and her Zombie Cabinet
“Theresa May has conceded MPs are as frustrated by the Brexit process as she is after yesterday’s accusatory Number 10 speech sparked fury in the Commons. The Prime Minister was blasted for pitting the public against MPs after she claimed, ‘I am on your side’ and that the public were fed up of ‘political games.’ Mrs May referred to her televised speech in Brussels on Thursday night, saying: ‘I expressed my frustrations and I know that MPs are frustrated too – they have difficult jobs to do.’ Parliamentarians on both sides of the House had slammed the PM’s speech, to the extent that Speaker John Bercow was prompted to reassure MPs, ‘None of you is a traitor.’… Mrs May was warned that her remarks had put them in danger of physical attack by angry members of the public.” – Daily Mail
“Theresa May’s chief whip has joined a full-scale revolt against her effort to turn voters’ anger on parliament that left her almost without allies. Julian Smith told Conservative MPs he agreed that her effort to deflect Brexit chaos was “appalling”. Tory whips are furious that Mrs May’s address has wrecked efforts to gain enough support for her Brexit deal to have a chance of it passing after it was defeated by 391 votes to 242 at a second meaningful vote last week. They say that the gap had been at its narrowest before her statement. Mark Francois, a hardline Brexiteer, told Sky News: “If you’re trying to persuade numbers of MPs to back a proposition, you don’t do that by insulting them.” Philip Lee, a Conservative MP who supports a second referendum, said that MPs deeply resented being cast as “the enemies of the people”.” – The Times
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