Some favour a Second Referendum; others, EEA membership. But they have combined to deal the Prime Minister a second bloody blow in a single day.
Posts Tagged: Sarah Wollaston MP
Yesterday in the Commons. More opponents than supporters of the Prime Minister’s deal on the Conservative backbenchers.
That said, there was more backing for her from her party than some of today’s headlines suggest.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
Chloe Westley: The reason the left want to ban me from TV is they fear they would lose a true battle of ideas
Socialist organisations have vastly more money and staff than those campaigning for lower taxes and smaller state, but they still cannot accept debate.
Stephen Hammond’s loss and Phillip Lee’s win. Full list of Conservatives who rebelled on Trade Bill amendments.
The presence of four Labour Leavers helped the UK to avoid a customs union – but their absence on a more minor amendment produced a Government defeat.
Does the narrowness of the win signal further problems to come, or has the Government headed off the revolt?
We now wait to see whether the Remainer rebels will hold their fire until after the June council, and wait for the Customs and Trade Bills.
Wollaston’s pudding taxes and bans on cartoon characters are the opposite of Davidson’s call for more joyful politics
It isn’t only flinty securocrats who find themselves in conflict with her positive message – moaning nannies should take heed, too.
Former Downing Street adviser Sean Worth notes that “the NHS is currently more productive than it’s ever been”.
But she thinks neither will get what they want, hence there being a strong case for joining the EEA and EFTA.
“It’s about whether we have some kind of partnership that allows frictionless trade at our borders and recognises that there is a very difficult situation in Northern Ireland.”
“Undermining her leadership at such a crucial point in our negotiations I think is deeply unhelpful.”
Last June’s election has transformed the debate about capitalism. May must find a strategic response.
Tactical newspaper articles are necessary but insufficient. She should make a series of speeches to set out her stall and try to change the weather.
Higher taxes. Social insurance. New Commissions. Reforming NI. Debate on health and social care gathers pace.
But the collapse of the Tory manifesto social care plan, plus the Government’s lack of a workable Commons majority, all but rule out radical change to the system.
Nicky Morgan: The Prime Minister should set out her stall on health and social care – as well as Brexit
Is there a national collection of staff ideas? Are Whitehall teams working together? What conversations are being held with housebuilders? There’s so much to be done.