Amidst verbal and actual violence, it is tempting to seek to shut down, say, Farage or Lammy altogether. But politics without anger would be impossible – and undesirable.
Posts Tagged: Jacob Rees-Mogg MP
Profile: Amber Rudd – moderation-preaching, whip-defying, No Deal-opposing. And sought by leadership contenders for support.
She is one of the few Cabinet members who does not give the impression of having had her personality flattened by the sacrifices demanded by a ministerial career.
“He’s a clear Eurosceptic but otherwise is very much in the middle of the Conservative Party. He’s not particularly a factional character.”
He adds that “she failed to deliver on the promises she made…She came back with deal which potentially led to a division between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.”
Next Tory Leader. It’s Johnson first, Raab second and Gove third in our first survey since May’s pledge to quit.
Next time round, we will try run-offs between some of the main candidates, which are a bit ovedue.
Progressive commentators and saloon-bar orators are wrong to condemn MPs for finding the national issue hard to settle.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Leadsom is unbelievably rude to Clarke while Letwin leads a conservative revolution
The Leader of the House is as cloth-eared as Jeremy Corbyn when it comes to dealing with her own backbenchers.
Hers or Letwins? That’s what the choice is narrowing down to. From the point of view of trust in politics, how MPs vote will now make little difference – if any.
Chris White: A guide to today’s indicative votes – and their significance, as the legislature seizes power from the executive
This week has seen Parliament grab control, and this has serious implications for the practices of responsible government.
The Moggcast. Deal-or-No-Brexit “becomes the choice eventually…May’s deal is better than not leaving at all”
Rees-Mogg details how the deal is “definitely not” worse than Remain. And: why the Letwin plan is constitutionally “absurd”.
Deal-or-No-Brexit “becomes the choice eventually…May’s deal is better than not leaving at all”. Rees-Mogg details how the deal is “definitely not” worse than Remain. And: precisely why the Letwin plan is constitutionally “absurd”.
Henry Newman: Why the revised deal’s changes to the backstop are significant – and offer Britain a route out
The final paragraph of Cox’s advice notes that in some circumstances the UK could suspend or exit the backstop under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
The Moggcast. “If a Remain Parliament sabotages Brexit, that will do enormous damage to faith in our democracy.”
Such harm would involve “electoral consequences”, Rees-Mogg warns. Plus: why he doubts the Cabinet is on the verge of ousting the Prime Minister.
“If a Remain Parliament sabotages Brexit, that will do enormous damage to faith in our democracy,” with “electoral consequences”, Jacob Rees-Mogg argues. Plus: why he doubts the Cabinet is on the verge of ousting the Prime Minister.