The Exiting the European Union Committee has been renamed. The Conservative MPs elected to it are staunch Brexiteers.
There’s little that Conservative MPs can do to stop the Speaker – they don’t have the votes to depose him.
The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union cites the way in which the OBR repeatedly fails to predict the deficit as an example of inevitable modelling errors.
May needs to demonstrate that Whitehall is prepared – deal or no deal. Crossing one’s fingers and hoping for transition is not an alternative, or shouldn’t be.
A vocal Brexiteer, a vocal critic of the Government’s plans, and two newly-elected MPs (Simon Clarke and Vicky Ford) were unsuccessful in the race.
The committee of which I’m a member recommends that the Government unilaterally commit to safeguard their rights. But this amendment does nothing to help.
Yes, our new trade department has expanded its Trade Policy Group fourfold. But it is seen to lack the experience that American negotiators possess in abundance.
Commons fun and games today – but with serious implications for the coming negotiation.
Plus: Osborne – terrible at predictions but brilliant at quizzes. The Brexiteers sweep the Select Committee board. And: all the very best to Nick Boles.