What exactly are Benn, Cooper and Boles, Creasy, Grieve, Reeves and Corbyn proposing?
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Scepticism is always a healthy attitude – but the spin being pumped out this weekend merits even more than normal.
David Allen Green has painted an inaccurate and flattering picture of the circumstances in which John Bercow shattered precedent this week.
Even opposition parties and Bercow’s traditional supporters were taken aback by his “ridiculous” ruling. It will have serious repercussions.
All but one of the current team has been appointed since May became Prime Minister. What institutional memory are they supposed to draw on?
Does the narrowness of the win signal further problems to come, or has the Government headed off the revolt?
WATCH: “I am prepared to accept the Government’s difficulty” – Grieve calls off his ‘meaningful vote’ rebellion
The former rebel-in-chief says he is reassured by “the obvious acknowledgement of the sovereignty of this place…in black and white.”
This form of words citing the Speaker is the gambit by which ministers and whips hope to avert a Grieve-led rebellion today.
The Moggcast. “There clearly is a Brexit dividend” but “the IFS and the Bank of England carry on with Project Fear”
Rees-Mogg argues “the upskirting ban should have been a Government Bill” from the outset, not left to backbenchers. Plus: is he watching the World Cup?
In the wake of the row over an anti-upskirting bill and Chris Chope’s objection, we re-run the author’s 2016 piece calling on the Government to act.
That a group of Tory MPs routinely block Private Members Bills is well known. Why did ministers allow this law to proceed in that vulnerable way?
Sir Edward Leigh: The Government’s refusal to respond to the Opposition’s welfare motion undermines Parliament
We backed Brexit to make those in power more accountable. The House of Commons must not be ignored as if it were a mere debating society.
Over two-thirds of Tory MPs have joined the Commons since 2010. Now they are starting to flex their muscles.
The Speaker informs the House of Commons that it has become law.
Without that difference, Brexit would not have happened.