Labour have found two ways of circumventing Hunt’s spending trap: first, to ignore it, and, second, to reduce pressure on the public finances through optimistic promises of economic growth.
Their votes against today’s measures come risk-free – since, if the Labour leader holds his course, there’s no chance of them being defeated.
What was sketched out yesterday, boiled down to essentials, sounds a lot like his Canada Plus Plus Plus. But no decision yet it seems on the Customs Union.
For all the chatter about the Customs Union, leaving the EU in full is still on course. But May’s bungled election has raised the chances of a disorderly outcome.
If you’re pro-Leave, don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by yesterday’s emphatic vote for Article 50.
To The Point returns to Labour’s past leadership elections.
Twenty years at Harriet Harman’s high altar of all women shortlists and selection quotas are duly delivering their reward – for the Conservatives.