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
Boris has just topped polls of Con Home, You Gov and Oddschecker to follow May as Tory Leader. Then the Sun poll came to the same result.
Oddschecker is hugely bullish on Boris’s chances.
The former London mayor was 5/1 to land the top job in the Tory party just 48 hours ago, however one bookmaker has slashed him to 3/1 to takeover when Thersea May departs. It’s not just the bookies who believe Johnson’s chances to take charge are increasing, the punters also fancy his chances. Continue reading
To hear Jeremy Corbyn brag, you would think he had a 20 point lead over the Tories. In GE17, in spite of the blatant student cheating and even more blatant lies about refunding and cancelling student debt, Jezza still lost. And that was with Theresa May giving the worst example of a leader fighting an election anywhere, ever.
By the time of the next general election, hopefully, Peter Bone will have plugged the loophope that allowed so many students to vote twice, or even three times. He will have brought in a database, that makes such dishonourable strategems impossible. Continue reading
Are they having a laugh? Brussels’ latest unsubtle manoeuvre is to create EU super-citizens who can live in Britain and have more rights than us.
These EU citizens will not be subject to British law, and will enjoy rights we can only dream of. The Sun reports today: Brussels will demand EU citizens living in Britain post-Brexit indefinitely keep their full range of rights – meaning the European Court of Justice will still have power over UK law. Continue reading
Nigel Lawson says he is not surprised Boris Johnson is frustrated. He is shocked at the negative approach of the Government to Brexit, and he completely understands why the Foreign Secretary finally spoke out.
The former chancellor said public finances would be boosted and regulations cut regardless of a trade deal – and Theresa May and Philip Hammond should have been highlighting the advantages of leaving the EU.
The Tory peer said: ‘It is bizarre that it has been left to a seemingly freelance operation by Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary, to explain what these benefits are. Continue reading
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What can they have to talk about? Michael Gove and George Osborne were spotted this week on holiday together in Germany. The former Cabinet pals were pictured attending Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle in the Bavarian town Bayreuth – an opera about the struggle for power.
The pages of the London Standard seem dipped in acid, as George works out his angst trashing his nemesis, Boris Johnson and ripping into Theresa May in the nastiest possible terms. Continue reading
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