The Government is suggesting that it will make little difference in practical terms – but opposed it for symbolic and political reasons.
Posts Tagged: Sir Nicholas Soames MP
We also reproduce the full text of the letter itself.
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.
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.
WATCH: Tugendhat’s message to Trump – “In Iraq and Afghanistan, when it was -15 or 50 degrees, we soldiered on”
The US President opted not to attend a commemoration for the fallen due to inclement weather.
The Government is in crisis. MPs need to ponder deeply should be done for the best. That means not quitting Westminster this week.
Local decision-making must be respected if communities are to be confident in embracing development. We need these principles in urban areas too.
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.
Amidst the wreckage this morning, there are a few points of light. But that cackling noise you hear from Kensington is George Osborne laughing his head off.
Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
Nicholas Soames: IDS, my old friend, knock it off. Let’s listen to the Brexit options – not close our minds in advance.
His latest column showed how Brexiteers are chasing a spectral ‘continuity Remain’ threat when they should be supporting the Prime Minister.
This Prime Minister knew how to arrive, and how to go.
After the dust has settled, we must work with our Prime Minister and this Government to deliver a better society for all.
Reggie to Dessie: My pitch for leader – my great-uncle was a bus driver. He drove one to help break the General Strike in 1926.
Plus: Boris’s multiple problems. The Chancellor’s dodgy figures. Euro referendum recriminations everywhere. And: SNP MPs in white Y-front shreddies.
By being the Free Spirit who defies Establishment Man, the former Mayor of London has today stolen the show.