Neither is at all likely indeed to succeed May if they nod reluctant assent to any scheme to sign up to the Customs Union – which might not succeed in any event.
Posts Tagged: Geoffrey Cox MP
WATCH: Cox – “What are you playing at? What are you doing? You are not children in the playground. You are legislators.”
The Attorney General warns MPs that they will play with people’s lives if the reject Mays’ deal.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: For Cox to speak with such force suggested how desperate May’s predicament has become.
He suggested that it would be absurd to reject the Government’s motion merely because of the Northern Ireland backstop.
Meanwhile, Leadsom makes huge gains following her rebuke to the Speaker over alleged sexist remarks.
The Attorney General saw off strong competition from Michael Gove and Sajid Javid, with Liz Truss missing out on a podium spot.
Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant Attorney General, rousing himself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking his invincible locks.
And: For May, there should be no way back from losing. My Tory leadership straw poll. Cox, a man of substance and integrity. Plus, Tower of Power extra: Dick for Iain.
ConHome’s Cabinet League Table. Everyone’s rating is down – and half of the top table is now in negative territory. Worst ever results.
Not for the faint-hearted. Contains intense violence, blood and gore, strong language and Philip Hammond.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May cannot sell her compromise and centrist MPs are preparing to take over
Power seems to be seeping away from the ancien regime.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Ministers are voted guilty of contempt for the first time in Parliament’s history
The Attorney General’s claim that it would not be in the national interest to reveal his legal advice was defeated in the Commons.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Cox delivers a majestic counterblast to all those who think the Brexit deal is a sell-out
The Attorney-General gave an electrifying performance as he refused to publish the advice he has given to ministers.
WATCH: “I am caught in a clash of constitutional principles” – Cox tussles with Harman over his legal responsibilities
The Labour former Solicitor General argued that the Attorney General should warn the Government that it is engaged in “breaking the rules”.
WATCH: Cox – “There is no unilateral right for either party to terminate” the Northern Ireland backstop
The Attorney General says that “if no superseding agreement has been reached within the implementation period”, it will kick in.
Plus: Cox, another possible. Plus 15 names in total. Women for May. And: I will make sure the Treasury backtracks on the loan charge scandal.
Plus: But her deal’s so bad I’d rather Remain. Robbins is the real Rasputin, not Timothy. Would I really vote Tory tomorrow? And: Carry on Cocks and Dicks.