Amidst verbal and actual violence, it is tempting to seek to shut down, say, Farage or Lammy altogether. But politics without anger would be impossible – and undesirable.
Posts Tagged: ERG
A Remainer parliament will never be willing to properly implement Brexit. And there is only one other decision-making body: the people.
By saying for the first time that “the Government stands ready to abide by the decision of the House”, she risks splitting her own Party.
PS: We make that 28 Spartans and six Remainers. The Prime Minister won only nine votes from across the floor, and lost the DUP.
The Government is bluffing. Why I and many others will vote against the Withdrawal Agreement later today.
The EU won’t grant us a long extension for fear of what European elections here would produce. If we hold our nerve, the UK will Brexit on WTO terms in April.
Chris White: A guide to today’s indicative votes – and their significance, as the legislature seizes power from the executive
This week has seen Parliament grab control, and this has serious implications for the practices of responsible government.
In other words, May waits for Letwin. Which adds a new dimension to her chicken game. Her message is: “vote for my deal soon – or get his.”
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”.
Leadsom seems to be the only one with lead in her pencil. All she needs now is to grow big fat hairy balls.
The precedents seem unfavourable to Brexiteer ambitions and it isn’t even obvious that it applies to UK-EU relations at all.
The panel, comprising legally-trained Conservative and DUP MPs as well as outside experts, set out their full legal reasoning for rejecting the deal.
In addition to ‘Malthouse II’ and the Spelman/Dromey Amendment are several tabled by the Independent Group and nationalist parties.
Don’t forget the arithmetic. In addition to the ERG, watch the DUP, Tory Remainers and soft Brexiters, and Labour rebels.
There is more than one moving part in this complex day, and some could counteract one another.
That motions next week will be amendable opens up a can of worms for the Government – or rather a can of serpents.
May is so weak that even her command of the payroll vote is slipping. If her Government loses control of European policy, can it really remain in office?