ConservativeHome finds a sense of defiance and determination in Downing Street. But what’s its escape route from the Benn Act?
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The eight MPs from whom the Conservative whip was removed who voted today against a conference recess
Steve Brine and Greg Clark, who have also been deprived of the whip, voted with the Government – which lost by 289 votes to 306.
Would we deploy the phrase in a similar way to the Prime Minister yesterday? The answer is that we wouldn’t. Here’s why.
Its verdict fundamentally misunderstands Parliamentary Sovereignty – thus raising big questions about the future of the judiciary and the stability of our constitution.
When he declared that “the first consideration of a minister should be the health of the people”, he was beginning to map out an election-winning mass appeal.
Johnson’s difficulties arise from the Benn Act, not the court’s judgement. Conservative MPs should keep their heads.
Despite the Supreme Court ruling, he still has a fighting chance of gaining an election – and then winning it.
How better to follow Jeremy Corbyn’s speech yesterday than by citing a signature Tory policy that shifted wealth to “working people and their families”?
“The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.”
Even Corbyn’s Labour is wary of assaulting his free school and academy legacy directly.
It’s one that more Tories should tell – in season and out, including this week each year, when Labour strive to delegitimise it.
Our founder is ending his first week as the Prime Minister’s new social justice adviser, reporting to him and the Chancellor.
Do voters distrust Johnson on the healthcare? Sure. But Labour is no longer seen as “the party of the NHS”, either.
The latter’s NHS myth is fading as time passes, and younger people bring their consumer viewpoint to their use of public services.
In his need, Labour’s leader is turning for inspiration to a predecessor who will scarcely be at the top of his list of role models.
He could soon preside over a full-scale proxy war, or else do the Nixon-to-China routine with Rouhani. There is simply no way of knowing.