“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!”
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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.
I can tell you from a trade envoy’s perspective that this kind of direct access to markets around the world is critical for our businesses to thrive.
“I think we can burn off a few of ours plus get a few Labour votes and, equally important, absentions”, this site is told.
Those representing working class seats in the Midlands and North will be nervous of any suggestion that they’re betraying the referendum result.
The Home Office is poorly placed to manage the post-Brexit systems of the future. Which means an independent inquiry into the past. Which means making necessary evidence available to it.
Nicky Morgan: How Parliament should handle Brexit over the next few months – and how Ministers should listen to it
I want to be very clear that the threats to May are only coming from one wing of the Party, and aren’t shared by the vast majority of Conservative MPs.
Berger on anti-semitism: “People have accused me of having two masters…that I am Tel Aviv’s servant…a paid-up Israeli operative.”
We reproduce the Labour MP’s full speech from yesterday’s Commons debate on the issue, in which she called on her party to expel Livingstone.
Votes loom on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the Lords. Which places a big responsibility on Labour’s leader there – Angela Smith.
Crossbench votes are always crucial in the Upper House as it now is. But the decisive role in the Bill’s consideration may well be played by the Official Opposition.
WATCH: May – “Neither I nor this government take instructions from any president or any other national government”
The Prime Minister rejects the suggestion that Donald Trump ordered the UK to join airstrikes against the Assad regime’s chemical weapons facilities.
The Prime Minister faces a difficult afternoon – but will be aided by the unwillingess of Tory backbenchers to line up with Jeremy Corbyn.