” Corbyn: ‘I never supported the military campaign’. Adams: ‘And I was never a member of the IRA.’ “
“This new government exists explicitly to do what the Italian people have just voted against. I suppose at least they’re being honest about it.”
Our columnist, Open Europe’s Henry Newman, and Alastair Campbell clash on the future of the EU Withdrawal Bill.
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“We started this process a couple of years ago, there’s still two years and four months before teaching will begin”, the Education Secretary argues.
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The Prisons Minister says reducing the numbers incarcerated for under a year “would be good for public safety, good for the individuals and good for the prison system”.
Former Downing Street adviser Sean Worth notes that “the NHS is currently more productive than it’s ever been”.
“I’m well are of that,” Blair’s former spin doctor replies, in (fairly) good humour.
“If we were to stay as a rule-taker…that would not be delivering on Brexit.”
She says that Labour carried out a mass of outsourcing; he says he’s talking about what’s happening now.
“That adjective simply summed up how I felt about the way that that day’s business had been conducted.”
But she thinks neither will get what they want, hence there being a strong case for joining the EEA and EFTA.
The Shadow Chancellor outlines some of the measures he is considering to force businesses to share profits and ‘contribute’.
“You were criticising Labour’s party position, weren’t you?”
The Digital Minister sets out the sanctions and penalties the Government is considering for social media companies who don’t police content.
He agrees that Parliament doesn’t yet command the respect of its American and European counterparts with these companies.