EURATOM, WTO quotas, open skies agreements, banks’ ability to lend – all these involve change which it may not be possible to effect by April 2019.
Posts Tagged: Parliament
Shorter sitting hours, time-limited speeches, and procedural changes have all made the Commons less effective. If Bercow wants to fix it he should start there.
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)
Iain Duncan Smith: There is a solution to the concerns of those criticising the EU Withdrawal Bill’s new powers
The Government could allay fears and bring consensus by appointing an external advisory committee to scrutinise how the powers are used.
WATCH: Leigh argues the Government should “be generous” in accepting amendments – and paying money to Brussels
“Henry VIII was a bastard, but he was my kind of bastard.”
The MP for Don Valley faces heckling from her own Party’s benches while making the case to honour the referendum.
The Government is seeking recognition of its working majority in the Commons – and can only prevail if that majority exists.
The provisions of the Withdrawal Bill are limited in scope, will be policed by the courts, and lack any plausible alternative.
Christopher Howarth: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is necessary – and ultimately uncontroversial
But don’t expect that to stop the commentariat, or the Opposition, trying to manufacture some kind of row, even if only for show.
Profile: the European Court of Justice – about which much is often said, and of which little is usually known
Each side in the Brexit debate regards its position as the only one a sane person could take, while the other side’s arguments are madly exaggerated and provocative.
It’s a depressing truth that today’s great public speakers would not have seemed particularly remarkable 40 or 50 years ago.
The Electoral Reform Society calculates that a tiny change in votes would have given May a bare majority last spring. But how much difference would this have made?
Values give real power to people – not symbols. Of all the issues that we face, is this truly one that our Prime Minister should be focusing on?
Nicky Morgan: Ministers and whips may welcome this delay. But as the new Chair of the Treasury Select Commitee, I don’t.
The process of choosing members is taking a long time. Some will wonder how departments can continue without full scrutiny for almost four months.
They already elect their chairmen and there will be fewer trips abroad – at least when the Commons is sitting. That means more scrutiny of what Ministers are up to.