A contest exists between traditional common lawyers, who believe the constitution exists (in their minds), and modernisers including myself.
There’s a Covid-19 debate today, the Internal Market Bill tomorrow, a housing measure on Wednesday – plus maybe the Brady amendment.
It looks as though we are in the territory supported by this site on Monday – Government support for something not unlike the Neill amendment.
They confirm that the Government and its critics aren’t that far apart – and Ministers are now distancing themselves from claims of illegality.
The real one is widely and correctly dismissed as weak. So we’ve had a go at assembling a stronger team. Here is the result.
Johnson will almost certainly decide to tough it out. But he will have a big problem if school returns prove tricky.
Worse, its judgement has knock-on implications for the effectiveness of government. Urgent corrective legislation is needed.
The shock departure of Sajid Javid obscures the fact that there was much less churn than one might expect, especially at the lower levels.
“Javid has already seen one SpAd fired. The Prime Minister may push to dismiss at least two more…which he would resist. This one may not end well.”
But is a system of government whereby all power is concentrated in Downing Street likely to result in that power being well used?
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
Let Sunak and Dowden join Jenrick at the top table. And that should be about it. If the Coronavirus takes off, Ministerial changes will be the least of our worries.
If she wants to sound off, fine. But Johnson brought her back, and she then resigned – claiming he didn’t want a Brexit deal. Why should he heed her now?
The month-on-month stability in our rankings highlights against just how much an overall majority has calmed British politics.