Ministers should avoid sweeping changes and primary legislation, but there are a number of careful reforms to be made to address problems highlighted by Brexit.
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Richard Ekins: Judicial power and the election. Can the next Parliament reverse the rise of political litigation?
This is the first of a three-part ConHome mini-series from Policy Exchange on the judges, public policy and the election.
Congratulations to Hoyle – the new Speaker. He pledges to “polish away” the tarnish of the Bercow era.
This Commons has been excoriated over Brexit, but nothing becomes it like its ending. By putting Hoyle and Bryant in the final, it turned its back on the Bercow era.
But Laing’s 127 votes have to divide roughly five to one if he is to beat Hoyle – who therefore remains favourite.
Laing has 122 votes, Bryant 120. Unless the candidates who withdraw transfer disproportionately to one of them, Hoyle seems to be home and dry.
Our businesses have the ingenuity, skills and talent to succeed, but they need to know what the future will hold before they can invest, hire and deliver.
David Gauke: When your bell rings in December, you expect to be sung a carol – not asked how you’re going to vote
The result of a general election next month would by no means be a foregone conclusion.
Karen Bradley: Why I’ve doubts about an autumn election – and want the Withdrawal Bill brought back now
I fear that we would lose too many good colleagues to a Remain coalition in the south, and would not pick up enough Leave-voting seats in the midlands and the north.
ConservativeHome is very dubious that, assuming a poll is deliverable, the Party can win a healthy majority without already having delivered Brexit.
“They believe their own propaganda. It’s central to their worldview that every Leave voter is a thicko.”
This is Ireland’s deal as much as the UK’s. So the Taoiseach has an interest in assisting the Prime Minister over extension.
It’s a surprisingly large Government majority: 24 independents and 19 Labour MPs voted with the Government.
If MPs carry on delaying Brexit, they risk the most savage ravaging of their reputation since the expenses scandal
It is time for the Commons to stop telling us what it’s against and to show what it’s for, which ought to be: this deal.
“We’ll see if there’s further reassurances that can be provided” to get the DUP back on side, the foreign secretary says.
She explains: “I didn’t vote for an extension , I voted for an insurance policy against no deal… I support the Prime Minister’s deal.”