The Business Secretary argues that Parliament’s actions are “discouraging businesses from taking the steps they need to take”, and holding up private sector investment.
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“I am not going to discuss a hypothetical situation that may arise if and when the Benn Act were to come into effect.”
He adds that Johnson has reiterated that the United Kingdom will leave the EU on October 31st “avec ou sans accord”, despite Benn’s Act.
Simon Fawthrop: The letter requesting a Brexit delay was sent by carrier pigeon and arrived too late? What a shame.
If Benn and others seek to bind the Prime Minister to the letter of their Surrender Bill, then he should oblige – by following it in exacting detail.
Clarke delivered an attack which recalled Howe’s on Thatcher.
But there is method in his madness.
A Government of national unity is a non-starter – even if its seven prospective leaders take one day of the week each
Their real aim is to overturn the referendum result, wreck Brexit and destroy the Government we actually have.
Aitken on the meaning of Easter: “We can all have second chances, little resurrections in our lives.”
The former Cabinet minister, who went to prison for perjury, explains why, as a prison chaplain, he is happier than he has ever been.
Progressive commentators and saloon-bar orators are wrong to condemn MPs for finding the national issue hard to settle.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May is no Trump, no populist, but nor is she much of a parliamentarian
The Prime Minister looked alone at the Despatch Box.
The amendment was seen off by 314-312, so the six votes from the Opposition benches made all the difference.
The former Attorney General claims that doing so would mean the Government had decided, as a matter of policy, to set aside its international law obligations.
What exactly are Benn, Cooper and Boles, Creasy, Grieve, Reeves and Corbyn proposing?
They are curiously well-matched, for both of them prefer repetition to entertainment.
He argues that, rather than being “plotters”, MPs who are looking to stop “no deal” are addressing a “national crisis”.