Ignoring the family unit means pressures on benefits – and burdening some poorer families with the highest effective marginal tax rate in the developed world.
Posts Tagged: Kenneth Clarke MP
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.
WATCH: Beaten earlier today. But back soon. Former pro-Remain MPs prepare to fillet the EU Withdrawal Bill
Clarke, Grieve, Morgan, Soubry, Neill, Stephen Hammond, Wollaston, Sandbach and Lefroy back major changes to the Bill (as do some Brexiteers)
Although Brexit has not yet taken place, it has already had an admirably invigorating effect on Parliament.
Our staff do an amazing job whether they are based in London or locally. Their jobs are suddenly on the line in a way they hadn’t expected the day before.
Above all, don’t neglect the obvious. May is vulnerable to Tory revolts – as the NICs debacle proved. She wants a real working majority.
Most of the latter are used to trying to stop rebellions, not start them.
The Brexit Bill passes the Commons unamended by 494 votes to 122. Clive Lewis quits the Shadow Cabinet.
The largest Conservative rebellion totalled just three MPs. Meanwhile, 52 Labour MPs defied Corbyn.
The seven Conservative MPs who rebelled over a Parliamentary vote on a Brexit deal. Osborne abstains.
Nicky Morgan also didn’t vote, along with Ben Howlett and Nick Herbert.
But if they defy the referendum result, they must also accept the consequences.
The recently departed Prime Minister is re-emerging – and working on his memoirs. He will want to project his greatest achievement: public service reform.
If you’re pro-Leave, don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by yesterday’s emphatic vote for Article 50.
Iain Dale: Jo Cox’s murder was also an attack on the state. Which is why a whole life tariff for her killer was right.
Plus: Hammond’s jokes. Javid’s stonewalling. Am I a fascist? And: of the making of books there is no end
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.