Many MPs feel deeply unhappy about how the Paterson case has been handled by the Commissioner.
The House was becalmed.
The unrebuttable fact is that the Prime Minister is in breach of her word, and that the collapse of trust in the Party threatens to be terminal.
Progressive commentators and saloon-bar orators are wrong to condemn MPs for finding the national issue hard to settle.
Also: May meets new Plaid leader in Downing Street; Bradley mulls ‘external mediator’ for devolution talks; SNP row over ‘People’s Vote’; and more.
Also: Wallace attacks Scottish Government for objection to ‘British values’; Geldof says Easter Rising was a ‘mistake’; SNP woes deepen over indy divisions; and more.
Also: SNP’s deputy leadership contest reveals splits over Europe and ‘Indyref2’; and Jones demands ‘soft border’ between Irish and Welsh ports post-Brexit.
It is important that adequate time is given for scrutiny and opposition to avoid either bad law or the impression of a self-interested stitch-up .
Jesse Norman wins Culture, Julian Lewis Defence…and Meg Hillier is the new Chairman of the Public Accounts Committtee.
The Commons came together in defence of the Union, but John Redwood wanted to know who speaks for England.