Last-minute concessions appear to have saved the Government from defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill
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He argues that Labour MPs are as ‘terrified’ of a Corbyn-led government as he is.
A list of new Tory Reform Group patron MPs suggests that it is stronger in the Commons than it may look.
Plus: Willetts loses at least one of his brains. Labour frets about losing Lewisham East (which it shouldn’t do). And: Morgan and Clarke, not the Brexiteers, are the real obsessives.
“I’m not saying that there would be an organised push, but the letters would just go in to Graham Brady,” one senior pro-Leave backbencher told this site yesterday.
He is the laziest and most self-indulgent Leader of the Opposition in living memory.
May should not shirk from seeking an election over her manifesto pledge to leave it. But we are not there yet – not nearly.
Robert Tombs asked at yesterday evening’s meeting if Tony Blair, Ken Clarke and Peter Mandelson really want us to enter a United States of Europe.
If anything is put to the Commons at all before exit day, it will be a Heads of Agreement plan. The most likely consequence of its rejection would be the re-invention of transition.
There was only ever going to be one winner – and Rees Mogg duly powers in with over 70 per cent of the vote.
Some would-be rebels switched sides at the last minute, while at least three others abstained.
There is plenty of reason to check that the Government’s ones have been giving sound legal advice to ministers. Too often, it has been wrong.
The Deputy Prime Minister insists that Britain will meet all its obligations in order to “maintain a deep and special partnership” with the European Union.
Nicky Morgan: Why I’m proud to be a mutineer – or, rather, to be striving to improve the EU Withdrawal Bill
Those who try to label and bully us will only make us stronger. And their attempts to do so say more about them than us.
Bernard Jenkin: Conservatives will have no patience with MPs who seek to wreck the EU Withdrawal Bill
The guts of this Bill is about converting EU law, as it applies in the UK, into statute law as neatly as possible, creating the minimum of disruption. That is all.