No way forward is without risk at this stage. But the least hazardous course is for the Party to step out soon with a new leader.
Posts Tagged: Sir Oliver Letwin MP
A Remainer parliament will never be willing to properly implement Brexit. And there is only one other decision-making body: the people.
Lord Owen said the country sees a London elite trying to stop Brexit.
It passed its Third Reading by a single vote. Now the former Labour Minister’s anti-No Deal Bill is off to the Lords.
Their latest plan is to push through in a single day legislation which would involve major constitutional changes.
By saying for the first time that “the Government stands ready to abide by the decision of the House”, she risks splitting her own Party.
Positions on both sides of the Commons are hardening, despite (or because of) the crusade for consensus
Not only are Leavers and Remainers drifting further apart, but the various Remain factions are now engaged in a furious blame game.
We refer, of course, to Letwin – the Prime Minister In All But Name. Not because he’s making a mess of things. But because, unlike others, he’s unaccountable.
The supporters of the softer Brexit and pro-Remain options have helped to do each other in. And Boles has walked out on the Conservative Party (it seems).
Indicative Votes. Bercow selects four motions. All back either a Softer Brexit, a second referendum – or No Brexit at all.
That’s variously for a customs union; for a custom arrangement plus the Single Market; for a second referendum, and for staying in the EU.
Progressive commentators and saloon-bar orators are wrong to condemn MPs for finding the national issue hard to settle.
The Government is bluffing. Why I and many others will vote against the Withdrawal Agreement later today.
The EU won’t grant us a long extension for fear of what European elections here would produce. If we hold our nerve, the UK will Brexit on WTO terms in April.
So you think his Indicative Votes wheeze has run into a dead end? Never fear. He has a cunning plan…
The Letwin plan has not exactly delivered the promised clarity. Instead, the Commons has again said what it does not want.
He suggests that it is no different to ministers passing laws with amendments they dislike, but Redwood points out they are not normally compelled to do so.