We must not allow a situation where, through oversight, such a child, years from now, could face a Windrush-type debacle.
Posts Tagged: Philip Hammond MP
But there is method in his madness.
No, Philip Hammond’s reselection last night does not protect him from being deselected if he loses the Whip
The Party’s rules – and the history of legal challenges to them – make for grim reading for the former Chancellor.
Grieve today, Francois tomorrow? The rights and wrongs of withdrawing the whip from Conservative rebels.
Shouldn’t local Assocations have the right to select their candidate? It is far from obvious to us that the answer is no.
Stewart Jackson: No Conservative MP acting in good conscience can back today’s ploy to defy the people
Gauke, Hammond, Burt and other rebels have little intellectual case for their actions; their moral or political rationale is threadbare.
Oddly there is no line that says ‘we might leave the EU, but only if the process passes tests that Philip Hammond isn’t applying publicly at this stage’.
Iain Dale: Don’t mention the war, please. Why Johnson was wrong to suggest Hammond and company are collaborators.
Plus: I’ve never thought a national unity government is a runner, and I think it’s even less likely now.
“Leaving the EU without a deal would be just as much a betrayal of the referendum result as not leaving at all.”
Hammond complains about a No Deal Brexit – a policy to which he was signed up if necessary. And undermined.
He suggests that Johnson is acting dishonestly in claiming that he wants a deal. But with all respect to the former Chancellor, he is throwing stones from a glass house.
Perhaps the cost of dying all seems rather small fry, in relation to delivering Brexit by October 31. But there is likely to be a Budget ahead of the deadline.
We concede that this is a question to which the Prime Minister himself may not yet have an answer.
The shuffle doesn’t just mould the Government, it also shapes the Select Committees which scrutinise it
In a nice piece of constitutional give-and-take, a more loyal minister-class makes for a potentially more troublesome set of Tory Select Committee chairmen.
Commons sketch. MPs wanted Cummings to come to the Commons. Today, he did – through the medium of Johnson.
One could sense Labour MPs, and some Tory ones too, grasping that “everything is changing”.
Johnson’s shuffle. If one asks for decisiveness – for an end to drift – don’t complain when it’s delivered.
We have the Government that we should have had then, ready to counter the charge that Vote Leave scurried away from Brexit, rather than manning up to deliver it.
Johnson’s reshuffle. Live Blog. Seven of his leadership rivals get jobs. Rees-Mogg in as Leader of the House.
We can now see the new Government taking shape, after a dramatic bout of sackings and new appointments at the top.