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
The tension must have reached breaking point as May and Boris prepare for a face off over Brexit on 19th December. There is hysteria on twitter, as outraged Brexit voters overreact suspecting a May stitchup.
Because Boris is in government, he is bound by collective responsibility, so cannot let off steam in the media. But the only fighting that counts is the hard fighting in the government, and even though outnumbered by May, Hammond, Rudd and Davis, a wishy washy major disappointment, Boris’s battle has been unrelenting in protecting what we voted for. Continue reading
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Tagged Boris, Brexit showdown, collective responsibility, Davis, EU, Hammond, John Redwood, May, regulatory alignment, Rudd
Hysteria on twitter as May gets a much needed breakthrough. Unfortunately, Boris Johnson is in Iran, not the first time his absence has coincided with a crucial decision. Coincidental, I’m sure. Continue reading
For once Isabel Oakeshott got it wrong on the Marr show today, there has been a big revival in the popularity of Boris Johnson. He is topping every poll right now to be next PM and Tory leader, should May ever decide she has had enough.
He was also voted biggest Brexiteer by Tory party members in YouGov. Continue reading
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Tagged Amber Rudd, Boris, boris johnson, Brexiteer, Foreign Secretary, Isabel Oakeshott, May, Oddschecker, PM, Tory leader, You Gov.
There has been a definite shift in the Brussels deadlock, as wily Theresa May played an ace. She pointed out that carry on the way that they are, and she could be removed and replaced by their worst nightmare! The fear that Boris Johnson will be next PM shook EU chiefs so badly, they dropped their silly posturing in a flash, to become Mrs. May’s new best friends.
Oddschecker shows that Boris is in the lead to follow Mrs. May as Tory leader and next PM. EU chiefs know that in Boris, the UK has a superbrain, up to every dodgy manoeuvre in a flash, who will not shift an inch where British interests are concerned. Like every other Brexiteer, he will fight for our rights like a tiger. Months ago, he suggested cutting off EU payments and his speciality is putting the boot in if this country is being mucked about. Continue reading
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Tagged Boris, divorce payments, EU chiefs, infrastructure, May, Oddschecker, Osborne, Sadiq Khan, trade missions, world class salesman
In an ugly display of fascist style behaviour, Steven Norris and Philip Hammond ganged up on Boris Johnson yesterday, threatening him with the sack if he didn’t stay silent over Brexit.
Bully boy Norris even said the 1922 Committee would end Boris’s career! Oh are they running the country and Brexit, Steve, I didn’t realise! In my innocence, I thought that the EU Referendum was the chance of voters to decide whether we left or stayed in the EU! We were told, in Parliament, by the then PM our decision would be final. But it’s the 1922 committee running May and making the decisions, is it. Forgive me, my mistake! Continue reading
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Tagged 1922 Committee, Boris, Brexit, David Davis, EU referendum, Foreign Secretary, George Osborne, Hammond, May, Norris, Remoaners, Rudd