Perhaps we will find out today why Downing Street and the whips stuck with a motion that risked revolt by ERG members and second referendum backers alike.
Posts Tagged: Yvette Cooper MP
Rather than collude with MPs to take power out of May’s hands, it is colluding with her in keeping it there – presumably with the aim of a last-minute backstop offer.
On the Cooper amendment, 25 Labour MPs either rebelled or abstained – including half a dozen shadow ministers.
The Prime Minister’s previous form suggests that she will keep kicking the can down the road, or try to – even after the road runs out.
If it passes, a signal will be sent that the Commons is likely to take control of Brexit policy – even if the Brady amendment also passes.
On the day that Labour comes out in favour of extension, the Prime Minister doesn’t rule out supporting the move.
The Prime Minister doesn’t need to endorse every dot and comma of it. But she does need to show the EU that the Commons and her Party can agree on something.
Nicky Morgan: This Brexit logjam is holding up positive politics. Now the Prime Minister must break it.
The way to head these moves off – and this development is anticipated in the Cooper Bill which I am supporting – is to put an agreement in place.
The Health Secretary says he “emphatically” does not want No Deal, but it is “incumbent” on those who share that view to support a solution.
She insists to Marr that she is trying to deliver a “good deal”, not to disrupt Brexit.
The Speaker is unlikely to select backbench amendments designed to help her, so her least bad option is a Government one.
In which the EU’s Chief Negotiator displays exactly the “magical thinking” that is decried when Brexiteers undertake it.
Iain Dale: We’re heading towards an application to extend Article 50. And if extension happens, will revocation follow?
Plus: Collective minsterial responsibility is seeping away. Plus: A.C.Grayling, Jews, nazis, yellow stars – and Brexit Derangement Syndrome.
Chris White: The Cooper amendment threatens to damage the constitution in ways that would be very hard to repair
The constitutional crisis MPs are threatening to bring down on all our heads will have wide-ranging and severe consequences.
What exactly are Benn, Cooper and Boles, Creasy, Grieve, Reeves and Corbyn proposing?