Also: A good week for devoscepticism as Hunt urges Johnson to rule out new powers for Holyrood; Lidington and Mundell issue warnings on the Union; and more.
Posts Tagged: Constitution and democracy
It is now more than two years since the last Queen’s Speech. This simply is not good enough.
Northern Ireland Bill 2) Richard Ekins and Stephen Laws: Grieve’s plan to prevent prorogation is too clever by half
If MPs want to disrupt the constitution and limit prerogative powers, they should say so in terms, not indirectly with a nudge and a wink.
Tempting as it might be to blame Brexit, it has only revealed the problem, the roots of which stretch back long before 2016.
The Moggcast. Johnson “understands that If we don’t leave by 31st October, there’s no Tory Party to lead”.
Jacob Rees-Mogg mulls the “constitutional problem” of a new Prime Minister not requiring an election. Plus: his memories of 13-year-old Rory Stewart.
The Foreign Secretary has got tough with devocrats pursuing their own foreign policy, whilst his predecessor picks up several endorsements from Scottish and Welsh MPs.
A Prime Minister might, in the autumn, ask the Queen to prorogue Parliament until the day after exit is legally due on 31 October.
Here in Britain, the two main parties are being punished by voters for tearing up their Brexit commitments.
Our system needs a means of ensuring that a Remain Parliament honours a Leave referendum – and that this principle is applied more broadly.
Also: Dublin urged to ‘come clean’ over support for IRA during the Troubles; Welsh tax powers come into force; and Salmond inquiry tells Sturgeon not to destroy evidence.
Lord Owen said the country sees a London elite trying to stop Brexit.
Their latest plan is to push through in a single day legislation which would involve major constitutional changes.
The Justice Secretary speaks to Marr as MPs prepare to vote again on the various Brexit options.
The Moggcast. Deal-or-No-Brexit “becomes the choice eventually…May’s deal is better than not leaving at all”
Rees-Mogg details how the deal is “definitely not” worse than Remain. And: why the Letwin plan is constitutionally “absurd”.
Harmony reigned as he denied being a revolutionary.