Today’s Telegraph in an exclusive reported: Boris Johnson has warned Theresa May that the Government must make a public commitment to giving the NHS an extra £100million a week after Brexit if the Tories are to beat Jeremy Corbyn at the next election.
The Foreign Secretary believes that the Government must adopt the flagship Vote Leave pledge and spend £5.2billion a year that would have been paid into Brussels on the health service instead. Continue reading
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As reported in George Osborne’ s Standard today, Ministers gave a big concession to Brexit rebels over the use of so-called Henry VIII powers.
The Government accepted demands for a cross-party committee with power to prevent over-use of the archaic powers, which have been dubbed “rule by decree”. It follows a threatened revolt against the proposal to empower ministers to alter hundreds of laws without parliamentary approval as a way of coping with a stream of Brexit changes. Continue reading
There is a lot of fuss right now on twitter over why leading members of any government support a government motion when they don’t agree. Boris Johnson and Michael Gove think nurses particularly deserve a pay rise, but both of them voted in favour of keeping the cap on private sector wages. Members of the Cabinet are particularly bound by this convention.
This is because of something called collective responsibility.
Cabinet collective responsibility, also known as collective ministerial responsibility, is a constitutional convention in governments using the Westminster System, that members of the cabinet must publicly support all governmental decisions made in Cabinet, even if they do not privately agree with them. Continue reading
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The government is being challenged in High Court over its contention that Parliament has no right to interfere over Brexit. The Guardian reported: “The government has been forced by a senior judge to reveal secret legal arguments for refusing to let parliament decide when and how the UK should withdraw from the EU. Continue reading
For years, the media has ignored the huge demonstrations in Germany against Merkel’s immigration policy.
Now Paris faces its largest protests in recent history, and there is a complete media blackout on these demonstrations in Ireland and the UK. The protests, organised by Nuit Debout, are because the Government has introduced a bill to drastically loosen French Labour laws. Unions and most of the general public are outraged.
If adopted, the law would allow individual contracts between employers and employees that need not respect the current national labor regulations negotiated by the unions, thus making it easier for contracts to be terminated, work hours to be increased, overtime pay reduced, severance packages. The Nuit Debout is fighting this, click on link in title for details of this organisation.
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Boris Johnson is absolutely brilliant in an interview with the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg putting the case for LEAVE. (Brexit). An unmissable interview, please click here. Every time Laura challenges Boris he responds with arguments so powerful, it is clear we have to leave. EU Law is absolute. This is our very last chance to retain the power to refuse to surrender to the dictatorship of the EU! Continue reading
The Telegraph Business reveals that not only is the EU not helping the British steel industry, it is Britain who is blocking help from within the EU. An article today says that Britain is sacrificing the steel industry to curry favour with China.Telegraph Business reports: “Britain’s special relationship with China is becoming more expensive by the day. It now threatens to destroy the British steel industry, a foundation pillar of our manufacturing economy. Continue reading