Chris Grayling has reportedly “informed Network Rail that this must not happen again”, even as he faced a Commons vote of no confidence.
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The former Trade Minister has not just put Boris Johnson in a tight spot, but might have just made a high-profile entry into the race for his old job.
Also: Three Plaid AMs call for leadership challenge against Wood; Foster breaks new ground at LGBT event; and Sargeant inquiry may not report until Jones steps down.
Does the narrowness of the win signal further problems to come, or has the Government headed off the revolt?
That a group of Tory MPs routinely block Private Members Bills is well known. Why did ministers allow this law to proceed in that vulnerable way?
The Prime Minister has appointed a reliable loyalist, but does this indicate confidence, or caution?
Also: Robinson calls for fixed-term border polls in Ulster; Wood sets departure date as leader of Plaid; and the architect of ‘The Vow’ comes out for Scottish independence.
Also: Davidson wisely opposed ‘The Vow’ in 2014; Jones proposes special conference to decide Welsh Labour leadership election rules; and more.
Pedro Sánchez’s quest for a ‘solution’ is doomed – there is no combination of concessions which would either satiate or weaken the nationalists.
Perhaps – if the Brexit Secretary can demonstrate that his proposals are compatible with May’s red lines, and saleable to the DUP.
Also: female Tories press the Prime Minister for action on Ulster abortion law; and Davies urges Party to unite over Brexit.
Also: Davidson calls for ’emotion bonds’ of the Union to be strengthened; SNP face tough choices on independence ‘summer offensive’; and more.
The traditional uniform helped to anonymise the office-holder beneath the office, and took humility to wear. Whoever succeeds him should restore it.
Some remainers will not give up on the idea that the UK is about to fall apart, but the latest evidence of that from Ulster is threadbare at best.
May is right to press ahead with the Withdrawal Bill. Westminster’s prerogatives should be defended tactfully, but they must be defended.