By longstanding convention the Speaker casts his vote for the status quo. But would he?
Posts Tagged: George Freeman MP
Halfon and Stevenson join the Europhile ultras in a very near miss for the Government.
Two of them, Sarah Newton and Paul Masterton, were members of the Government, and have resigned.
Freeman joins the rebellion. But the amendment fell by 321 to 298.
Nicky Morgan: Imperfect, certainly. But May’s plan avoids the twin perils of No Deal and No Brexit. The Commons should back it.
Supporting the deal would also prevent several other things – such as the possibibility of a truly socialist government taking over.
He warns that it would have devastating effects on farming and in particular on lamb exports.
The Government is suggesting that it will make little difference in practical terms – but opposed it for symbolic and political reasons.
Andrew Gimson’s Westminster sketch: A carnival in which even the Prime Minister’s inhibitions start to break down
Rumour and counter-rumour fly round the Palace, and those with walk-on parts have a wonderful time.
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.
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.
The Prime Minister clearly thinks she can talk her own backbenchers into supporting her deal, but could find no way of conciliating the DUP.
Levels of trust between Numbers 10 and 11 Downing Street may be low, but the latter holds the key to helping create an economy and society that works for everyone.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
Bob Seely: Yes, Brexit and leadership are important. But so’s everything else. Here are some ideas for the future.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.
Davidson says “I will not be a candidate.” Where does the Tory left look for a leadership contender?
One can conjure up the names of former Ministers, present Ministers and backbenchers. But only one of them presently sits at the Cabinet table.