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.
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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”.
But, he adds, “I’m not going to gainsay what the Lords will produce”, and “the Lords are just as important an element in this as the Commons”.
…but that now, “We might as well have not done the whole negotiation”.
The Brexit Secretary has taken control of the Government’s dealings with Grieve – for the moment, anyway. Watch for further twists and turns.
They assume that no deal would be a disaster, but in fact the £40 billion we’re set to pay the EU could be a real boost to the British economy.
Grieve may have backed off yesterday, but the Government backed down. May now risks losing control of her Brexit policy altogether.
Some divisions on House of Lords amendments are expected to be closer than others. MPs will have further deliberations tomorrow…
By cramping the room for no deal, it seeks to send the Prime Minister naked into the negotiation chamber.
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.
Edward Garnier, Alan Haselhurst, John Randall and Andrew Tyrie are also elevated. David Evennett is knighted.
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.