The Speaker defied all precedent to allow an amendment which forces the Prime Minister to present the Commons with a ‘Plan B’ much sooner than planned.
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Brexiteers take the podium spots, but Tracey Crouch wins an honourable mention for her stand on fixed-odds betting terminals.
Jo Johnson says his priority is to avoid the “irrevocable” mistake of “accepting this bad deal”.
Interview. As May’s defeat looms, Johnson sketches a manifesto: “People want to see a bit of gumption and a bit of leadership”
He expects her plan to be voted down on Tuesday, calls for a renegotiation which she could not conceivably lead – and rules out Norway Plus.
Some favour a Second Referendum; others, EEA membership. But they have combined to deal the Prime Minister a second bloody blow in a single day.
That’s the single fact that stands out from the “low tragedy, high farce” of resignations, splits, divisions, principles and ambitions consuming British and Brexit politics.
Daniel Hannan: May’s deal. It leaves us facing colonial rule from Brussels, of the sort imposed on Bosnia following the Yugoslav war.
Cowardice and lack of vision have brought us to this pass – facing all the costs and obligations of EU membership, but with no voice, no vote and no veto.
Gisela Stuart: The EU referendum gave the political class a chance to mend its ways. So far, it hasn’t.
There is still time for adoption of a comprehensive free trade deal on offer from the EU and applied to the entire UK, which even now could provide a way forward.
WATCH: Jo Johnson. Why I have resigned. “We will be out of Europe – and yet wholly subject to European rules.”
Boris Johnson’s pro-Remain younger brother quits as Transport Minister and calls for a second referendum.
Joseph knew the importance a Conservative ‘counter-ideology’ to the intellectual ratchet of socialism.
“I think she’s got a massive amount to contribute at the very highest levels of government in the years ahead.”
Rebecca Lowe: If May’s review is to be meaningful, it must shatter the illusion that all universities are equal
She will, today, talk of “identify[ing] ways to help young people make more effective choices when they leave school”. This could be promising.
Our Party is bringing new rigour to Higher Education, but we have much more to do to win the support of young people on education policy.
Yes, we need a resource shift to technical education. But the loss of the Tory majority last June will make it very slow going.
Alex Morton: Why the Tory tendency to bash our friends and back our enemies – for example, over student immigration numbers?
The Conservatives need to support genuine allies – such as savers, home owners, small businesses, and the armed forces.