Our Executive Editor notes that while Opposition MPs continue to criticise the failings of their Party, they still haven’t actually done anything about it.
Posts Tagged: Chuka Umunna MP
The Government is in crisis. MPs need to ponder deeply should be done for the best. That means not quitting Westminster this week.
This week was meant to be all about Tory rebellions and blue-on-blue conflict. Instead, the Opposition’s civil war has intensified.
It may be useful to ask how the Environment Secretary would handle problems confronting other Cabinet Ministers. Consider the case of knife and gun crime.
Labour ‘moderates’ have fled the field, leaving Momentum and Unite to fight over who runs the Opposition
Like the Model T Ford, only somewhat less innovative, the Labour Party is now offering any kind of Left you want, as long as it’s Hard.
Plus: Soubry may quit the Tories, which I would regret. And: Why Labour’s silence on 100 years of votes for working class men?
Also: Sturgeon follows May to offer ‘relaunch’ of government; separatist MPs join Soubry’s Continuity Remain caucus.
They will want to ask themselves if they really want to spurn last year’s referendum result and the Party’s manifesto commitment.
Christopher Howarth: Osborne, Umunna and the CBI are offering a bridge to nowhere, not a bridging agreement
Having attacked EEA membership as a bad deal during the referendum, they now pretend it is a good idea in the hope of preventing Brexit.
Sometimes a politician becomes a beloved public figure – it’s happening to one Conservative MP right now.
Interview: The double-hatted Suella Fernandes – both a member of the Government and a pro-Leave group leader
She points to the opportunities to imitate New Zealand agriculture, and to crack down on big businesses which evade tax.
Plus: An idea for May. A quote from YouGov. A cancelled lunch. A headline from the Economist. Could Gove return? And: could Bercow be ousted?
Our guide to the crop of pro-EU organisations that have formed from the ashes of the Stronger In campaign.
“The forecasts have all been proved wrong so far. The IMF, the Bank of England, and the official statistics have all gone back on those forecasts.”
If you interview a Trotskyite, say so. Do not pretend he is simply an academic.