Also: Robinson calls for fixed-term border polls in Ulster; Wood sets departure date as leader of Plaid; and the architect of ‘The Vow’ comes out for Scottish independence.
Posts Tagged: Constitution and democracy
WATCH: Ici Londres – Remainer MPs should be honest and admit they are trying to scupper, not scrutinise, Brexit, argues Daniel Hannan
“From the EU’s point of view, why would you make any concessions as long as Remainers in the Lords and Commons are doing your work for you?”
The Solicitor-General offers to meet the rebel-in-chief to discuss his amendment. Meanwhile, Rees-Mogg mounts a constitutional argument against it.
Also: Davidson wisely opposed ‘The Vow’ in 2014; Jones proposes special conference to decide Welsh Labour leadership election rules; and more.
Bill Cash: The EU Withdrawal Bill. No Conservative colleague should defy the will of the people next week.
The referendum transferred from MPs themselves the decision as to whether to remain in or leave the EU and – with it, to regain our freedom to make our own laws.
Pedro Sánchez’s quest for a ‘solution’ is doomed – there is no combination of concessions which would either satiate or weaken the nationalists.
Perhaps – if the Brexit Secretary can demonstrate that his proposals are compatible with May’s red lines, and saleable to the DUP.
Also: female Tories press the Prime Minister for action on Ulster abortion law; and Davies urges Party to unite over Brexit.
British commentators who jumped to condemn his decision as a travesty of democracy failed to understand the country’s constitutional traditions.
Also: Davidson calls for ’emotion bonds’ of the Union to be strengthened; SNP face tough choices on independence ‘summer offensive’; and more.
The traditional uniform helped to anonymise the office-holder beneath the office, and took humility to wear. Whoever succeeds him should restore it.
May is right to press ahead with the Withdrawal Bill. Westminster’s prerogatives should be defended tactfully, but they must be defended.
Alex Morton: Are you angry with the Lords? If so, don’t threaten to abolish or elect it. Here’s a better reform.
It should be able to amend proposed legislation only once – or propose laws itself once, with the Commons only needing to vote against these to block them.
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
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.