The implication is that the Government would win more votes if it kept the ERG happy.
Posts Tagged: John Bercow MP
The Prime Minister assured Labour MPs that she will stand up for workers’ rights.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Corbyn digs himself into a hole as the Prime Minister starts to unite her party
The Leader of the Opposition looked totally incapable of taking over.
The Speaker is unlikely to select backbench amendments designed to help her, so her least bad option is a Government one.
Today, May is swinging towards her Party’s leavers. The logic of the Chancellor’s position, and that of his allies, is to block her – or try to.
The biggest defeat in modern times and the largest Tory rebellion won’t stop her trying to resurrect her deal.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: For Cox to speak with such force suggested how desperate May’s predicament has become.
He suggested that it would be absurd to reject the Government’s motion merely because of the Northern Ireland backstop.
The Moggcast. “Most of the poison is in the backstop.” Were it removed, Rees-Mogg might support May’s plan.
But though such a change might win his support, would it persuade his colleagues? Plus: he believes Bercow made “an honest error” last week.
Grayling, Patten, the Far Right, the IRA, Brexit, the Speaker – and the difference between a threat and a warning
If two men are in a car, and the passenger says to the driver: “Look out! You’re going to crash,” he is shouting out the second, not the first.
David Allen Green has painted an inaccurate and flattering picture of the circumstances in which John Bercow shattered precedent this week.
Even opposition parties and Bercow’s traditional supporters were taken aback by his “ridiculous” ruling. It will have serious repercussions.
The anger expressed on the Conservative benches reflected the anger felt in many a humble home.
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.
Bercow had already harmed the role of Speaker. But his latest intervention threatens to do irreparable damage.
MPs cheering on some temporary political advantage may come to rue the day the Commons gave up the concept of an impartial, respected champion.
The Leader of the House asks Bercow to confirm what advice he received from the Commons staff about his controversial ruling on the Grieve Amendment.