A week on from the day of sackings, who’s rocking the Prime Minister’s boat?
Posts Tagged: Dominic Grieve MP
With the reshuffle barely over, noises are already being made about ditching the meddlesome Convention and Court. But how?
While new women smiled on the Treasury Bench, scattered about the Chamber were ex-ministers who imagined they could afford to think for themselves.
Paterson’s sacking is a mistake. But he is now free to push climate scepticism and Brexit from the backbenches
I cannot think his replacement will be so determined to reduce environmental red tape and Europe’s influence on countryside matters.
The Telegraph’s Andrea Leadsom story helps to show how the join between executive and legislature is under pressure as never before.
(Or was Tom Stoppard right when he joked in Jumpers: “It’s not the voting that democracy. It’s the counting”?)
We must be free to criticise each other’s faults if we are to live in a country rather than a balkanised airstrip.
MPs have a choice: amend the blanket ban or defy the European Court of Human Rights. A constitutional show-down is almost inevitable.
Grieve warns leaving the EU or the ECHR would imperil “the economic, physical and ethical well-being of the UK”
His speech shows the shape of the referendum fight to come – fear of being alone versus optimism about Britain’s place in the world.
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