The Adam Smith Institute’s new report, Ignorantia Legis, shows the Government how it could stem the bloat of process-focused legislation.
I got one message from a Brexiteer artist telling me “it would be career suicide for me to be public about my opinions”.
And Williamson’s negative rating halves in the wake of his intervention in the Batley Mohammed cartoons row.
If we applied ECHR standards to countries we trade with, “we might not be able to trade with ourselves”. Rees-Mogg on his row with the Huffington Post, why the hybrid Commons should end – and how the quality of speeches “has been reduced”.
Parliamentary ‘debates’ often devolve into collections of short, unconnected speeches that are basically being read into Hansard. That must change.
And on that interview, he says that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s title “is there, and it would require legislation to take it away”.
The Leader of the House as next week’s Budget looms. And: he confirms that there will be a vote on the roadmap. Plus: on nightclub openings: “it may make more difference to your life than mine.”
The Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House, Committee Room 10 in the Palace or even unused hours in the main Chamber could be used for these debates
Our interviewee once spent an hour at a meeting “discussing whether it was to be the committee or the provisional committee”.
The Brexit deal bounce in our final survey of last year has left little room for a vaccine bounce in the first survey of this one.
Neil O’Brien is “to the Coronavirus as Bill Cash was to Brexit”.
He’s doing a “fantastic job”; timetables for ending lockdown are “not particularly realistic”; claims Johnson relishes it are “ridiculous”.
Much the best way to embarrass its members at Westminster would be to hail them as friends and fellow members of the Establishment.
Johnson is up to ninth from fifth from bottom, Gove jumps up to near the top quarter, Hancock is clearer from the relegation zone – and Truss stays top.
MPs should be summoned to vote on the new tiering arrangements. Whether they’d have time to consider a trade bill is a different matter.
Labour raises the possible retrospective ratification of a Brexit deal. Rees-Mogg dismisses these “theoretical aspects”.