Plus: Willetts loses at least one of his brains. Labour frets about losing Lewisham East (which it shouldn’t do). And: Morgan and Clarke, not the Brexiteers, are the real obsessives.
Posts Tagged: Dominic Grieve MP
There was only ever going to be one winner – and Rees Mogg duly powers in with over 70 per cent of the vote.
Some would-be rebels switched sides at the last minute, while at least three others abstained.
The former Attorney-General’s amendment is carried by four votes after further concessions were offered by Ministers.
Nicky Morgan: Why I’m proud to be a mutineer – or, rather, to be striving to improve the EU Withdrawal Bill
Those who try to label and bully us will only make us stronger. And their attempts to do so say more about them than us.
Christopher Howarth: The flurry of Withdrawal Bill amendments range from pointless to legally illiterate
Parliament authorised Brexit through Article 50, but now risks refusing the Government the chance to guarantee legal continuity.
Interview: Dominic Grieve. Brexit is an “unBritish” revolution – and how he will work to improve the EU Withdrawal Bill
The former Attorney-General also touches on Johnson and the £350 million – “a subject best parked” – and a definitive treatise on nymphomania.
EURATOM, WTO quotas, open skies agreements, banks’ ability to lend – all these involve change which it may not be possible to effect by April 2019.
WATCH: Beaten earlier today. But back soon. Former pro-Remain MPs prepare to fillet the EU Withdrawal Bill
Clarke, Grieve, Morgan, Soubry, Neill, Stephen Hammond, Wollaston, Sandbach and Lefroy back major changes to the Bill (as do some Brexiteers)
Although Brexit has not yet taken place, it has already had an admirably invigorating effect on Parliament.
What counts most is opposition to a Bill or to parts of it. And most Tory criticisms of the EU Withdrawal Bill aren’t coming from the Brexiteers.
Why the Prime Minister now has no alternative but to broaden her Cabinet. Today, she should bring back Gove, Morgan and Grieve.
She is now dependent on her critics if the new goverment is to work. This is a time for humility, reconciliation – and all hands on deck.
Soubry, Grieve and Morgan withdraw their support from Open Britain over its attempt to unseat Brexiteer Tory MPs
“It is untenable for us to play any further role in an organisation, such as Open Britain, which is advocating campaigning against Conservative MPs or candidates.”
Above all, don’t neglect the obvious. May is vulnerable to Tory revolts – as the NICs debacle proved. She wants a real working majority.
Ed Barker: Don’t glamourise these killers by calling them terrorists. Treat them like the criminals they are.
People that stab policeman and run over innocent civilians are murderous thugs – and that’s the end of it.