#PeakCentrist reached as Grieve votes against own amendment. Will ‘moderates’ get point?

Tory MP Dominic Grieve was among a number of much-anticipated but ultimately non-rebelling MPs who accepted a meaningless government concession – something they would have had to do anyway – to vote down an amendment to the Tories’ EU Withdrawal Bill yesterday that would have given Parliament a say in the final Brexit deal. It […]

Today will expose those using Brexit merely as a political stick

  Who’s cynically using Brexit as a political baseball bat? Yesterday was a disastrous and humiliating day for Labour back-bench agitators and FBPE-hashtaggers, as the Tory ‘rebels’ on whom they publicly pinned their hopes accepted a transparently-false compromise from the government. Theresa May promised things she knows she can’t deliver – and the ‘rebels’ have […]

Tory fudge and cowardice = no winnable Brexit amendment vote on Tuesday

The media has been busily talking up the ‘EEA amendment’ of Labour’s ‘backbench rebels’, building the idea that this was the only winnable amendment – and, of course, using this to imply that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to abstain on the EEA bill was in some way to blame for whatever might happen when […]

Video: BBC stokes Labour division by presenting years-old information as new

Theresa May’s government faces serious challenges this week as it tries to defeat amendments to its Brexit legislation – in particular Labour’s amendments to give MPs a ‘meaningful vote’ on any eventual Brexit deal and to retain access to the customs union. To maximise the chances of the motions succeeding, Labour MPs need to unite […]