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.
Posts Tagged: Justine Greening MP
Yesterday in the Commons. More opponents than supporters of the Prime Minister’s deal on the Conservative backbenchers.
That said, there was more backing for her from her party than some of today’s headlines suggest.
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.
“Because of that I don’t think we get the right decisions out of [the Treasury], and it now needs to fundamentally reform.”
Interview: Greening – Banning the People’s Vote from the Tory conference handbook is wrong. “You don’t win a debate by not allowing it to happen.”
The party must move on from Brexit – and focus on boosting social mobility.
It’s real aim is to create the circumstances in which Brexit can be halted – without the all-but-impossible holding of a pre-March 29 plebiscite.
James Frayne: A second referendum? The poll data suggests Greening’s idea would be a total disaster for the Conservatives
The British left are somewhat more open to the idea, but the Conservative Party’s members and voters would not wear the proposal
Justine Greening and Zac Goldsmith: Wrong scheme, wrong place – Heathrow’s third runway should never take off
Support for expansion is the prevailing wisdom, but it’s demonstrably wrong – even using the Department for Transport’s own figures.
Grammar school expansion should be focused on extending their sixth forms and opening them up to qualified entrants from other local schools to widen opportunity.
The Solicitor-General offers to meet the rebel-in-chief to discuss his amendment. Meanwhile, Rees-Mogg mounts a constitutional argument against it.
The Prime Minister’s followers today decided to stop concealing their misgivings.
Also: female Tories press the Prime Minister for action on Ulster abortion law; and Davies urges Party to unite over Brexit.
It’s a counter-intuitive take – but it’s what the sum of opinion polling in recent years tends to suggest.
A list of new Tory Reform Group patron MPs suggests that it is stronger in the Commons than it may look.
Nicky Morgan: For too long, the Party has appeased Brexiteer obsessives. It’s time for One Nation Tories to fight back.
The ‘bins and council tax’ message which resonated in the local elections needs to be turned into a ‘public services, security and cost of living’ message nationally.