The ignorance of many MPs and ministers towards the state of seaside communities is particularly surprising as coastal constituencies elect a quarter of all MPs.
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The Business Secretary argues that Parliament’s actions are “discouraging businesses from taking the steps they need to take”, and holding up private sector investment.
The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
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.
“Asking for more time is pointless and foolish,” Jacob Rees-Mogg argues. Also: why he believes leaving the EU will strengthen the Union.
Sir Oliver Letwin pledges his support to the government’s Brexit deal when it comes to a vote.
May gave Johnson her full backing, and so, after the vote, did Letwin.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Magnanimous Johnson, lover of Europe, establishes himself on the moral high ground
He presented a clear choice between his deal and the people’s wrath.
Our guestimate of the numbers. Letwin’s amendment should pass. But were Johnson’s deal voted on, it would be too close to call.
On a vote on the deal, our calculation is that the Government will lose by two – though that bypasses abstentions. But such a vote is very unlikely today,
Of course, the amendment must be selected by the Speaker in order to be debated at all. But there’s little doubt that he will do so.
The place to put these proposals to the test is at a general election, not in a Parliament apparently determined to do little other than delay Brexit.
It’s time to grasp the real message of the 2016 referendum: that universal suffrage has been a mistake of historic proportions.
The former Prime Minister also failed to grasp that Merkel was not going to do anything very much for him.
Its verdict fundamentally misunderstands Parliamentary Sovereignty – thus raising big questions about the future of the judiciary and the stability of our constitution.