The architect of Universal Credit is deeply sceptical that the Government could design and implement a completely new system in time.
“Our economy is very different from Norway”, she explains as she demurs from Lord Kinnock’s proposals.
The former Chairman of the Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee relates how they collaborated to win support for Britain’s Olympic bid.
Labour’s whip on the Lords’ EEA amendment has yet to be decided.
“It would be wrong if we blunt those wealth creators who are not only making wealth, but are also paying taxes.”
The Shadow Cabinet member alleges that the Conservatives are stacking the constitution in favour of the executive, and the economy in favour of the rich.
“I fully expect the Lords to respect the will of the House of Commons and indeed the people, who obviously voted to leave in the referendum.”
The Environment Secretary sets out why members of the Cabinet are sceptical about the Prime Minister’s proposals.
“I think we’re all surprised though by quite how wide the bounds of collective responsibility are being stretched now.”
The Shadow Brexit Secretary explains that Labour want a comprehensive customs union and a ‘strong single market relationship’.
“Last December there was a clear agreement… that there would be no border infrastructure of any kind.”
“The Labour manifesto said they wanted to strike trade deals, now they’ve gone back on that policy.”
“In just a short period of time, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror will be on the cusp of acquiring the world’s most dangerous weapon.”
In reference to Clark’s comments earlier, the leader of the ERG points to previous discreditations of the “scare-story” approach.
She says “it’s what it delivers that matters”, and talks of need to counter “the factual nonsenses that are being put out there”.