If you’re pro-Leave, don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by yesterday’s emphatic vote for Article 50.
Posts Tagged: Ken Clarke MP
The OBR’s assessment is “consistent with a range of possible outcomes that we can keep under review in future forecasts”. In other words, it’s sorry – but it hasn’t a clue.
This is the right Minister in the right department. And though his room for manoeuvre is limited, he has a chance to make an impact on families policy.
He was quick to detect rubbish and obfuscation – both of which he rightly identified as the stock in trade of his civil servants.
MPs will betray Britain’s future if they force May to show her negotiating hand. Now her supporters must fight back.
The key point at stake is not what Parliament has a right to do, but what it is wise to do – in the wake of the most emphatic popular vote in modern history.
It is tempting to wish him gone. But, like everything else post-June, the future of the Bank should be subject first and foremost to the requirements of Brexit.
Plus: I now love Liverpool. Getting ready for Birmingham. Come and hear me interview David Davis there. And: My most shameful secret revealed.
Instead of the widely predicted rebellion, only half a dozen Conservative parliamentarians were openly negative. Others preferred to dig into the detail.
The former is better qualified to be Prime Minister. The latter is the candidate that members want in the final.
WATCH: “Theresa’s a bloody difficult woman…” – Clarke and Rifkind’s candid discussion of the leadership contenders
“…with Michael as Prime Minister we’d go to war with at least three countries at once…”
Plus: Fox, an assured voice for Leave. Clarke and Heseltine, missing voices for Remain. And: Mark Regev, a persuasive voice for Israel.
Some on the Right hate and despise her. But her admirers outnumber her detractors. Even if they do not agree with her opinions, they like the way she fights her corner.
There were 26 critical questions from Conservative backbenchers on the Government’s EU referendum leaflet yesterday and 5 supportive ones.
Andrew Lilico: Unless Remain wins big, the future of its Conservative supporters in government looks doomed
David Cameron’s successor will be pro-Leave – which will have profound implications for the future of the Party
Plus: Contrite Soubry. Ashcroft’s Party. The Chancellor’s forecasts and the OBR’s admission. P.S: Re those Clarke memoirs, I admit that I can’t wait to read them.