Brexit has changed much for them, but less than one might think – at least when it comes to their strategic position at Westminster.
Posts Tagged: Luciana Berger MP
The shocking truth about Commons disorder. MPs during Brexit “have been almost shamefully well behaved”
Churchill in his Liberal days wore with pride the scar inflicted on his forehead by the copy of Commons Standing Orders hurled at him by an enraged Tory in 1912.
Johnson’s August 2) Finding support among opposition MPs – or at least trying to – before any no confidence vote
There are now 15 independents, plus the Change UK factions and a smattering of pro-Brexit rebel Labour MPs.
Marr tries to probe traditional areas of policy difference between the Tories and Labour, and is told they want to “coalesce around the evidence”.
Bower writes him off as a loser, which is perhaps what he will end up being. But he did much better at the last general election than the commentariat expected.
The long and short of it is: it ought to damage Labour more, but there are dangers for the Tories none the less.
Yes, our system favours the established parties. But it is not invulnerable to change. This could be the start of a breakthrough.
The failure of the SDP by no means proves that a new movement of this kind is doomed to failure.
Henry Newman: A new bout of political instability hits Labour – but does it change the Brexit arithmetic?
At least four Tory MPs have apparently been placed on defection watch including Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Richard Harrington.
Ten initial thoughts on today’s announcement by Umunna and his colleagues.
“I have not changed… The values that I hold really dear, and which led me to join the Labour Party as a student almost 20 years ago, remain who I am.”
“We are leaving the Labour Party to sit as the Independent Group of Members of Parliament.” Launch statement – full text
“Labour… is passive in circumstances of international humanitarian distress; is hostile to businesses large and small; and threatens to destabilise the British economy”.
WATCH: “The fact that Berger should even be subject to a no confidence motion is shameful”, says Blair
The former Labour leader says that Watson is right to say that her local party sjhould be suspended.
Plus: Why call McCain a maverick?; the Labour MPs who deserve an award for courage; and who is the right’s Artist Taxi Driver?
There have been some shocking cases of personal abuse. Bullying must not be allowed to triumph.
His refusal to get to grips with Labour anti-Semitism, or think about anything he finds personally disagreeable, makes him hopelessly unprofessional.