The Leader of the House raised a point of order: if MPs should apologise for calling another ‘stupid woman’, why hasn’t the Speaker?
Posts Tagged: Andrea Leadsom MP
Chris White: A guide to what could happen in the Commons this week as tomorrow’s vote on May’s deal looms
I set out the various permutations – and translate what the amendments to the Government’s motion mean.
ConHome’s Cabinet League Table. Everyone’s rating is down – and half of the top table is now in negative territory. Worst ever results.
Not for the faint-hearted. Contains intense violence, blood and gore, strong language and Philip Hammond.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May cannot sell her compromise and centrist MPs are preparing to take over
Power seems to be seeping away from the ancien regime.
And then Ministers fold: Leadsom announces that the Attorney-General’s legal advice will be published in full tomorrow.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Ministers are voted guilty of contempt for the first time in Parliament’s history
The Attorney General’s claim that it would not be in the national interest to reveal his legal advice was defeated in the Commons.
May won’t yield to their demand for renegotiation unless she believes that at least some of them will quit. And on the basis of last week, why would she?
Plus: But her deal’s so bad I’d rather Remain. Robbins is the real Rasputin, not Timothy. Would I really vote Tory tomorrow? And: Carry on Cocks and Dicks.
Raab, Cox, Gove, Fox, Mordaunt – all these Cabinet members, and others, should prepare to resign today
They should first seek to persuade May not to press for a decision, since there will have been no opportunity for full timely study of the text.
Raab, Cox, Gove, Fox, Mordaunt – all these Cabinet members, and others, should resign tomorrow if necessary.
They mustn’t let Downing Street bounce them into agreeing a 500-plus page deal that they won’t have had time to study properly.
What will happen this week? When could a summit take place? What would the Cabinet say – and what might the Attorney General do?
We have occasionally seen precipitous falls in Cabinet members’ scores. Vertiginous rises are rarer. Indeed, it is hard to think of a jump quite like it.
Profile: Noble, puissant, invincible? Geoffrey Cox, the Devonian lawyer who holds May’s fate in his hands.
As Attorney General, he is telling his Cabinet colleagues what any proposals for a deal really mean – even if that’s inconvenient for Downing Street.
Chloe Westley: Liam, Michael, Penny, Esther – don’t let us down. Speak up in Cabinet for everyone who voted Leave
Don’t allow the UK to get locked into an unending transition, the single market, or the customs union – and resist the lazy ‘Norway option’.
Bercow, the anti-Lenthall. “I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak, in this place, but as Labour MPs are pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here.”
Even the mice in the Commons tea room know that he was put in by one party and is kept there by one party.