“All of us in this House should have due care and attention to the way in which we refer to other people.”
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Fewer women. The same ethnic minority share. More people educated at state schools. The Tory intake of 2017.
On the usual form of general elections, it shouldn’t be there at all – and is more shaped by the Party’s leadership than any of its predecessors.
The negotiations are complicated and deeply technical, but in the end they are about people – and I am determine that we will put people first.”
At Prime Minister’s Questions, Philip Davies asked her about Corbyn’s policy of ruling out no-deal.
Christopher Howarth: The flurry of Withdrawal Bill amendments range from pointless to legally illiterate
Parliament authorised Brexit through Article 50, but now risks refusing the Government the chance to guarantee legal continuity.
Provision for No Deal is in the Conservative manifesto. A vote against it would thus be one of confidence.
It follows that any Tory MP voting with Corbyn would thus be deprived of the whip, and ineligible to stand as a Party candidate in any election that followed.
EURATOM, WTO quotas, open skies agreements, banks’ ability to lend – all these involve change which it may not be possible to effect by April 2019.
Shorter sitting hours, time-limited speeches, and procedural changes have all made the Commons less effective. If Bercow wants to fix it he should start there.
WATCH: Beaten earlier today. But back soon. Former pro-Remain MPs prepare to fillet the EU Withdrawal Bill
Clarke, Grieve, Morgan, Soubry, Neill, Stephen Hammond, Wollaston, Sandbach and Lefroy back major changes to the Bill (as do some Brexiteers)
The Government won by 326 votes to 290. Ken Clarke voted against the Programme Motion – the only Tory vote against the Bill earlier today.
WATCH: Leigh argues the Government should “be generous” in accepting amendments – and paying money to Brussels
“Henry VIII was a bastard, but he was my kind of bastard.”
The MP for Don Valley faces heckling from her own Party’s benches while making the case to honour the referendum.
It’s a depressing truth that today’s great public speakers would not have seemed particularly remarkable 40 or 50 years ago.
The Electoral Reform Society calculates that a tiny change in votes would have given May a bare majority last spring. But how much difference would this have made?
Values give real power to people – not symbols. Of all the issues that we face, is this truly one that our Prime Minister should be focusing on?