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Posts Tagged: Dominic Grieve MP
It’s not just about there being more Tory MPs. There has been a remarkable clearout of the establishment figures.
The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
Grieve’s intention of standing in the seat as an independent makes it a test case for early selection and local choice.
Its verdict fundamentally misunderstands Parliamentary Sovereignty – thus raising big questions about the future of the judiciary and the stability of our constitution.
Grieve’s demand for advisers’ correspondence touches on awkward questions of how transparency really works
He’s right that such data is public, even if in private hands. But the route he has taken to try to obtain it is full of difficulties.
And Bercow, bad-mannered to the end, announces that he at least will leave on 31st October
Ex-Tory MPs split three ways on the question of compelling advisers to publish private correspondence
Seven voted for Grieve’s motion, six voted against, and the remaining eight did not vote.
Mark Spencer has reportedly rung round to inform them that they have lost the Whip.
Letwin versus Rees-Mogg, or Parliament versus the people.
Grieve today, Francois tomorrow? The rights and wrongs of withdrawing the whip from Conservative rebels.
Shouldn’t local Assocations have the right to select their candidate? It is far from obvious to us that the answer is no.
Once again, Remainers are bolstering the separatists even as they lecture Brexiteers on the importance of the Union.
John Strafford: The Grieve case raises a question. Do local Associations have the power not to reselect their Conservative MP?
On what grounds has CCHQ sought to limit the powers that the Party’s constitution grants to special general meetings?
The Fixed Terms Parliament Act may pave the way to delivering Brexit by October 31. And for that, we can thank…
We concede that this is a question to which the Prime Minister himself may not yet have an answer.