He says he’s best placed to deliver Brexit, slash corporation tax and beat Corbyn. And adds “I am not going to criticise Boris for going to a posher public school than me.”
The Prime Minister has made no effort to consult Parliament about her agreement with Brussels – but it requires changes to British law.
The seventh extract from the fullest draft of the proposals that were put together by the Department for Exiting the European Union.
Grieve behaved with the prudence of the Grand Old Duke of York, but suggested everyone has gone mad.
Does the narrowness of the win signal further problems to come, or has the Government headed off the revolt?
The former rebel-in-chief says he is reassured by “the obvious acknowledgement of the sovereignty of this place…in black and white.”
This form of words citing the Speaker is the gambit by which ministers and whips hope to avert a Grieve-led rebellion today.
The Prime Minister say it’s important “we recognise the concerns that people have about the role of parliament”.
When asked if resigning was worth it, he says, “I think I moved the government on its position”.
The Brexit minister says the government needs “as much flexibility as possible to go back and negotiate with the EU”.
But, he adds, “I’m not going to gainsay what the Lords will produce”, and “the Lords are just as important an element in this as the Commons”.
…but that now, “We might as well have not done the whole negotiation”.
They assume that no deal would be a disaster, but in fact the £40 billion we’re set to pay the EU could be a real boost to the British economy.
Seventy-five MPs disobeyed Corbyn to back the EEA, joined by three Conservatives. And six more Labour frontbenchers resigned.
Last-minute concessions appear to have saved the Government from defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill