With 45 days left, unless workarounds or extra time can be found, uncomfortable decisions may have to be made on which Brexit Bills to prioritise.
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If the United Kingdom’s negotiating position appears incoherent, much of the blame rests with those who put the legislature in charge.
Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.
Courtesy of Philip Cowley, here are some markers for this evening’s votes, when they come.
Our guide to how the Government can deliver its Brexit deal in Parliament. Or No Deal. And whether MPs can block the latter.
Short of backing Labour in a no-confidence vote, rebels can only make such a departure more chaotic and hope the Prime Minister buckles.
Robert Halfon: My constituents are against us shelling out £39 billion for nothing. Anyway, are we really obliged to pay?
If all this is correct, the EEA route seems to me a sensible way forward if Parliament can’t agree on a deal.
Jonathan Clark: Is it time to sweep away our political parties – and clear the decks for Leave v Remain?
The electorate are less and less convinced by such arguments about party identity and destiny. Far underground, the tectonic plates are moving.
Parliament is struggling to retain senior figures. New peers should be chosen on their ability to raise the calibre of debate.
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.
Rebecca Lowe: The Conservatives and women. The Tory electoral challenge has more to do with age than gender.
Rather than wasting time with forays into positive discrimination, the Conservatives should weight the merits of various forms of increased flexibility at work.
Hall becomes PPS to the Party Chairman; Cartlidge follows Hunt to the Foreign Office; Chalk appointed PPS to the Health Secretary.
Ed Hall: Yes, a No Deal Armageddon will deliver chaos – to French farmers, German car makers, Italian designers and Spanish property owners
Extreme Remainers have inadvertently invented the Chaos Bonkers Brexit Gambit.
Since she might not get an acceptable agreement, or indeed any at all, the Government must strain to get Ready for Day One, not Ready for Day 730.
Asked about his “sabotage” amendment, the peer formerly known as Douglas Hogg admits negotiating with the Labour front bench on the topic.
WATCH: Lord True – “People outside this House are getting a little bit tired of Parliamentary games”
“They want to know when they are going to get Brexit, when it will be delivered, and when it will be done”.