By cramping the room for no deal, it seeks to send the Prime Minister naked into the negotiation chamber.
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It’s about neither the principle nor the form of Brexit. Its purpose is to make leaving orderly. MPs should effect it this week.
Corbyn trolls his own pro-EU backbenchers over the EEA, while seeking to pick his battles on the Withdrawal Bill
The Opposition is still pursuing its strategy of deliberate ambiguity – while committing to a policy it knows to be “bollocks”.
Bill Cash: The EU Withdrawal Bill. No Conservative colleague should defy the will of the people next week.
The referendum transferred from MPs themselves the decision as to whether to remain in or leave the EU and – with it, to regain our freedom to make our own laws.
Plus: Crunch point on Brexit. Farewell to Biteback. Bannon’s loose tongue and persistent loyalty. And: face to face with Jacqui Smith.
The finely-balanced votes on the Withdrawal Bill amendments come down to how many Labour MPs will abstain
With the Bill expected to return in the week of 11th June, the Government is weighing up which amendments must be fought and which could be defeated.
“That adjective simply summed up how I felt about the way that that day’s business had been conducted.”
The traditional uniform helped to anonymise the office-holder beneath the office, and took humility to wear. Whoever succeeds him should restore it.
So much of the Government’s strategy is predicated on the belief that this is impossible. But what if that’s wrong?
“Perhaps when he stands up he could put the minds of the British people and this House at rest and rule out a second referendum!”
Alex Morton: Are you angry with the Lords? If so, don’t threaten to abolish or elect it. Here’s a better reform.
It should be able to amend proposed legislation only once – or propose laws itself once, with the Commons only needing to vote against these to block them.
She sounds a cautious note about policing language in the Chamber but welcomes the fact that people feel more able to come forward outside it.
“I fully expect the Lords to respect the will of the House of Commons and indeed the people, who obviously voted to leave in the referendum.”
Plus: Willetts loses at least one of his brains. Labour frets about losing Lewisham East (which it shouldn’t do). And: Morgan and Clarke, not the Brexiteers, are the real obsessives.
A lesson of the claims made against the Speaker is that there is no adequate means of holding him to account when Commons’ conventions break down.