The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
Posts Tagged: Mark Francois MP
From Reggie to Rory Sahib: Greetings on your Grand Tour. Here, Boris and J.Hunt esquire are showering punters with taxpayers’ cash
There are all these ghastly photos of them hugging passers by and avoiding difficult questions.
Had he not founded the European Research Group, we might very well be subject to the Withdrawal Agreement or have never had the chance to vote Leave.
One red line after another has been washed away. Promise after promise has been broken. We have capitulated to Michel Barnier at every turn.
Amidst verbal and actual violence, it is tempting to seek to shut down, say, Farage or Lammy altogether. But politics without anger would be impossible – and undesirable.
There is more sympathy across the House for the Prime Minister than one would guess from the headlines.
Hers or Letwins? That’s what the choice is narrowing down to. From the point of view of trust in politics, how MPs vote will now make little difference – if any.
Chris White: A guide to today’s indicative votes – and their significance, as the legislature seizes power from the executive
This week has seen Parliament grab control, and this has serious implications for the practices of responsible government.
There’s little that Conservative MPs can do to stop the Speaker – they don’t have the votes to depose him.
A dedicated band of Conservative pro-Brexit holdouts stands ready to perish rather than let May’s deal pass.
The Prime Minister is also astute enough to get Gove to make the case for Meaningful Vote Three.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
Perhaps we will find out today why Downing Street and the whips stuck with a motion that risked revolt by ERG members and second referendum backers alike.
Plus: Snubbed by a Remainer. Delighted for Beth Rigby. Tusk japes, May spooks, Francois almost self-combusts. And: is Brexit Brecksit or Breggsit?
WATCH: Francois says he won’t submit “to bullying by any German” – and tears up Airbus CEO’s letter on live TV
“Mr Enders’ intervention is a classic example of the sort of Teutonic arrogance which is one of the reasons so many people voted to leave the European Union.”