The decision on lifting the remainder of lockdown will be based on many factors. But that’s the question at the heart of it.
Reports suggest the Government is planning to reduce spending from 0.7 per cent of gross national income to 0.5 per cent.
The Chair of the Treasury Select Committee on its efforts to get information from the Government on the costs of restrictions to lives and livelihoods.
Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
It looks as though we are in the territory supported by this site on Monday – Government support for something not unlike the Neill amendment.
Ellwood to chair the Defence Committee. Tugendhat to chair Foreign Affairs. Hunt to chair Health and Social Care.
This is a carefully-calibrated balancing exercise that honours two rebels who have recently come home.
The list includes the three who resigned from the Government this evening – and Green, one of the Prime Minister’s oldest allies.
Several Ministers helped to see off the Government’s best hope of avoiding a full-on crisis in the Party – and perhaps of saving Brexit too.
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.
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.
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.
That’s the single fact that stands out from the “low tragedy, high farce” of resignations, splits, divisions, principles and ambitions consuming British and Brexit politics.