The Speaker has manipulated of the rules for a political objective, but the Government has been denied the opportunity to respond proportionately in kind.
Posts Tagged: in/out referendum
The Government’s policy of reminding the electorate that it is keeping faith with the largest democratic exercise in our country’s political history is correct.
The idea that self-government might matter to Johnson or Gove more than, say, party loyalty leaves him genuinely nonplussed.
The fundamental mistake of the Brexiteers domestically is that they have mistaken a moral argument for a political one.
Two different conceptions of it are widely held in the UK, representative and direct. In 2019, they collide.
Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson: Why Johnson is the best choice for the Party. For our town, Swindon. And for the country.
We are MPs who supported Remain and Leave respectively, and are looking for a Prime Minister who will be realistic and honest with the EU.
Here in Britain, the two main parties are being punished by voters for tearing up their Brexit commitments.
Nigel Evans: If the Prime Minister can’t deliver a clean Brexit, she must make way for a successor who will
She should now put her deal to the Commons without the backstop – announce a firm date for her departure.
Andrea Gee: I’m standing in this Euro-election in Scotland to help deliver Brexit – and defy Sturgeon
The solution to the challenges we face doesn’t lie in burying our heads in the sand or in jumping ship to another party.
David Macphee: The Conservatives don’t just need new leadership. They need – and the country requires – an election.
Blaming the system for our predicament is at best a cop-out, and worst an attempt to distract from the fact that MPs are abrogating their responsibility.
Capitulation to Brussels by the Government is causing huge damage to our grassroots and damaging our local election prospects.
As Meaningful Vote Three on May’s deal looms, we republish the poll of over 12,000 voters which revealed the concerns that helped to decide the referendum.
Esther McVey: A loss of trust over Brexit could break our politics. And I shudder to think of the consequences.
This impasse is of Parliament’s creation. It is the failure of some MPs to honour the instructions of the British people which has led us here.
If her revised plan fails, the most likely outcomes are an even softer Brexit or a second referendum.
I welcome the suggestion that local Associations should follow the lead that the National Convention took last weekend.