The Speaker defied all precedent to allow an amendment which forces the Prime Minister to present the Commons with a ‘Plan B’ much sooner than planned.
Posts Tagged: Sir Oliver Letwin MP
“We will not allow a no-deal exit to occur at the end of March.” Letwin’s speech on yesterday’s crucial Finance Bill amendment.
It had, he said, “has no impact whatsoever on the Government’s ability to prepare for Brexit – it is about what the Government do after Brexit”.
Our guide to how the Government can deliver its Brexit deal in Parliament. Or No Deal. And whether MPs can block the latter.
Short of backing Labour in a no-confidence vote, rebels can only make such a departure more chaotic and hope the Prime Minister buckles.
The Government is suggesting that it will make little difference in practical terms – but opposed it for symbolic and political reasons.
We also reproduce the full text of the letter itself.
The first department to need boosting post-March. The Treasury? Business? Transport? No: Northern Ireland.
The challenge to “our precious union” will be as much constitutional as economic – Deal, No Brexit…or No Deal especially.
At the heart of the disagreement between “People’s Vote” campaigners and the Norway Plus supporters is whether the 2016 result is accepted or not.
Nicholas Boys Smith: Why do we build fewer homes proportionally than most other countries? Where’s the smoking gun?
We should move from a planning permission-led system to a building permit-led system. Design rules should be strict, clear, but limited.
Drained of authority? Yes. Rudderless? Certainly. Humiliated? Absolutely. But May’s very weakness is becoming a strange strength.
She looks increasingly like the captive of pro-Remain cross-party MPs working together against the pro-Leave referendum mandate.