This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
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Our system needs a means of ensuring that a Remain Parliament honours a Leave referendum – and that this principle is applied more broadly.
Lord Owen said the country sees a London elite trying to stop Brexit.
Their latest plan is to push through in a single day legislation which would involve major constitutional changes.
I welcome the suggestion that local Associations should follow the lead that the National Convention took last weekend.
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.
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.