The committee’s report was thorough, but the sentence is disproportionate.
Many of Tory MPs will be sick and tired of the self-reverential obsequies attached to the Committee’s deliberation and verdict – and of the hysteria, hate, vitriol and venom directed at a man without whom many would never have had the opportunity to serve in Parliament.
But end by repeating that it is unfair for constituents in any seat, whatever the circumstances may be, to have a by-election forced on them by as few as one in ten of their number.
The former Prime Minister offered a professional defence of the unwise assurances he gave to the Commons in December 2021.
In the course of a bizarre two hours before the Liaison Committee, Johnson showed undiminished abilities as a performer.
The Commons needs to go back to the drawing board and review flawed investigatory and recall arrangements.
It’s a terrible milestone and Ministers throughout the UK will be blamed. How could our governments and administrations do better next time?
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
If he is to take the necessary steps to get a Brexit deal (and I hope he does), he is going to have to defy those instincts on a second issue, too.
Over a third of those who asked a question during a Hancock statement yesterday were to some degree resistant to such shutdowns.
When such Brexiteers as Michael Howard and Norman Lamont are tearing into you over international law, you have just a bit of problem.
For the Party to take it off him is one thing; for the Government to recast the committee, or try to, would be quite another.
And the threat to the NHS seems distant enough to experiment with the relaxation of the two metre rule.