An obstructive approach to public accountability is just one of the major shortcomings exposed in recent weeks. Patel must act.
These West Midlands voters in Tom Watson’s seat care deeply about Brexit and see the Prime Minister as their champion.
ConservativeHome is very dubious that, assuming a poll is deliverable, the Party can win a healthy majority without already having delivered Brexit.
Rees-Mogg suggests Conservatives will prefer restoring the Law Lords to judicial hearings. And says Watson faces “very serious questions”.
“The Light of Lights looks always on the motive, not the deed; the Shadow of Shadows on the deed alone.”
Unity of purpose requires debate, compromise and ultimately putting collective interest above self- interest.
The Labour leader concedes he was aware of “discussions going on”, but not specifically of Friday’s NEC motion.
In his need, Labour’s leader is turning for inspiration to a predecessor who will scarcely be at the top of his list of role models.
It is not, repeat not, always right to “believe the victim” – precisely because, as in this case, the victim is sometimes not a victim at all.
Of course, many of the sacked ministers – Fallon, Mitchell, Shapps and a dozen others are hoping for preferment under a Boris administration.
Taking manifestos at face value is always unwise, but even by that yardstick the Opposition’s attempts to reassure Leavers are deeply disingenuous.
A basic problem remains unaltered – that there is no Commons majority for a No Deal Brexit. This point has been well made by Ann Widdecombe.
‘Liberal democracy’ is not an inevitable combination. Nor, it seems, is it necessarily a sustainable one.
Labour’s deputy leader says: “I think that’s the only way we can bring the country back together”.
Consider the case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.