I found an incredibly likeable person – but although he knuckled down and scored some successes, he was better placed as Chief Whip than Defence Secretary.
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Plus: People vote for me to shave off my beard. But the decision was only advisory. And did they have enough information…?
We have the full list from the New Progressive Democratic Liberal National Coalition Party – including a three-way Northern Ireland jobshare.
Plus: But her deal’s so bad I’d rather Remain. Robbins is the real Rasputin, not Timothy. Would I really vote Tory tomorrow? And: Carry on Cocks and Dicks.
Votes would come flooding back into UKIP and, perhaps more importantly, to independent candidates that campaign on the “You Lied” platform.
By inflicting such pain, Corbyn has compelled a discussion. But the Jewish contribution to Britain should not be reduced to mere political calculation.
Daniel Hannan: Brexit will be a success, but swivel-eyed Remainers make the process more costly than it needs to be
The message that some send to Brussels – that if the Eurocrats make it all painful enough then we can be bullied into changing our minds – is mistaken but harmful.
He says that May’s baskets plan for sectors is “possible”, but that the EU will reject any proposal for mutual recognition rather than alignment.
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.
The Universities Minister takes on Lord Adonis, and insists the new regulator will control pay by insisting on transparency and the right benchmarks.
If the Conservative Party can be saved by good-humoured moderation, the First Secretary of State will provide it.
It’s sad in a way, but the quicker Labour is eclipsed and a new leftist party emerges, the better for everyone.
Peter Lilley: That £350 million figure. The EU’s negotiating position shows it to be less of an exaggeration than has been claimed.
It makes spending commitments which exceed the amounts it budgets to spend. Those escalating commitments…will approach E250 billion by the time we leave.
They will debate. They may even ask the Commons to look again. But the Bill will pass.
The former EU Commissioner warned the Lords of the costs of Brexit.