“It comes along and then it goes dormant, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”
LISTEN: Wallace – Bercow’s refusal to step aside while bullying allegations are investigated risks harming Parliament
In response, Lord Hain dismisses the alleged incidents as “an office row”, and suggests the scandal is motivated by political disagreement.
Rees-Mogg argues the ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy was a product of Home Office failure. And: why “the transition deal is a bad deal” and a mistake.
Our assistant editor talks to the New Statesman’s Jonn Elledge about why the new legislatures have not defeated nationalism, improved governance, or stabilised the constitution.
“Our Shepherd is departed, the fount of living water,/At whose passing the sun was darkened…Today the gates of death and their bars as well our Saviour has destroyed.”
“There was darkness over the earth…and about the ninth hour Jesus cried aloud: ‘My God why hast thou forsaken me?’ ”
“Where charity and love are, there God is. Love of Christ has gathered us into one. Let us rejoice in Him and be glad.”
The Moggcast. On Catholicism. “I’ve never had any doubts. I know that’s an unusual thing to say…I try to say the Rosary every day.”
Easter approaches. And here is Rees-Mogg on suffering, abortion, the Tridentine Mass, faith and politics…and why Brexiteer MPs won’t roll over on a final EU deal.
ConservativeHome’s Executive Editor and Barack Obama’s former digital guru discuss the ethics and practicalities of targeted campaigning, on the Week in Westminster.
The Moggcast. “Russia is a rogue state”, and we should use “a Magnitsky-style law” to “target people close to the Kremlin”
Why he believes Brexit will make life harder for Putin. Plus: Can Hammond hold course in today’s Spring Statement? And how does faith fit into public life?
The Moggcast. Should May make a Customs Union vote a confidence vote? Rees-Mogg says no: “I don’t think it works”.
Why Corbyn’s new policy would open the door to TTIP. And: Leaving EU migrants with settled status until transition ends would be “a major problem”.
The Moggcast. CCHQ’s attempts to rule the Party by “imperial fiat” – and how they attempted to block Rees-Mogg’s candidacy
He replies to Soubry’s call to expel him, argues aid should be “investment rather than expenditure”, and reveals what it’s like to face “poser” masked thugs.
LISTEN: “You have to make more noise than anybody else.” Emmeline Pankhurst campaigning for votes for women.
100 years ago, women got the vote for the first time in Britain (some, anyway). Here’s the suffragette, later a Tory candidate, speaking in 1913.
The Moggcast. Episode Two. Johnson is “an amazingly charismatic figure. He’s a leader. And that is so impressive about him.”
The Chancellor is opposing Government policy, he laments – before calling for more defence spending, and praising “wonderful, forthright, gutsy” Claire Perry.
The Moggcast. Episode One. “Austerity in the NHS…will be very hard to continue with, however much there are limited resources.”
The Somerset MP in conversation with ConHome on: social care, housing, Brexit and the Lords, Carillion…and the reshuffle.