England Patrick Burns Political editor, Midlands 16 September 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49716678 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The right of reply? When Ian Austin lambasted Jeremy Corbyn during the Commons' brief but … [Read more...] about Midlands questions for Jeremy Corbyn
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If the Labour leader’s main aim was to call the Liberal Democrats’ bluff on their much-heralded desire to block ‘No Deal’, then you can say the initiative worked brilliantly. I've written to the leaders of other political parties and senior backbenchers from across Parliament to lay out my plan to stop a disastrous No Deal Brexit and let the people decide the future of our country. pic.twitter.com/Jz1MjXCrqk — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) 14 августа 2019 г. The new Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson immediately ruled out working with Corbyn, leading to much criticism from Remainers. The party that we were told, would anything to stop Brexit, (including saying some very rude words about it), appeared yesterday to prefer a ’No Deal’ under Boris Johnson, than Caretaker Corbyn securing an extension to Article 50. Yet, Swinson’s line that Corbyn’s wouldn’t be able to … [Read more...] about Caretaker Corbyn: a Shrewd Gambit or a Big Mistake?
Mr Corbyn is looking to table a no-confidence motion in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government and, if successful, wants to be installed as a caretaker premier where he plans to seek a Brexit extension from the EU, call a general election and campaign for a second referendum. However, the UK Labour leader's plan appeared to collapse yesterday after the leader of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, said Mr Corbyn would not command sufficient support. Sky News reported that while a group of senior Tory MPs planned to meet Mr Corbyn about his intentions, they were privately indicating they would not support him forming a government. Mr Howlin backed the plan, however, describing it as "reasonable" and welcoming the positive response of other UK opposition parties including the Green Party's single MP and the Scottish National Party. "This is the space we need to be moving into given the constitutional difficulties that face no deal opponents in the UK," Mr Howlin said. … [Read more...] about SF distances itself from Corbyn’s bid to be caretaker PM
Lloyd Evans 22 May 2019 4:43 PM 22 May 2019 4:43 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Tories who still support Theresa May are as rare as bumblebees in Antarctica. Her backbenchers were too polite to mention her imminent departure at PMQs but her opponents couldn’t resist poking fun. The PM began with her ritual announcement about ‘meeting ministerial colleagues and others’. Up stood John Woodcock. ‘She may not have long left, and good luck with those “meetings later today”’. Mike Amesbury said his question about lease-holders would interest her, ‘now that she’s about to move house.’ Toby Perkins asked her to increase SEN funding ‘in her final days.’ Jeremy Corbyn led on school budgets too. They’re down, he claimed. As he always does. No, no, they’re up, said the PM. She always makes this claim as well. Neither will shift their position, and their exchange today … [Read more...] about PMQs: May and Corbyn sound like a sketch about a deaf shopkeeper
For much of the 19th century, from the time of the 1801 Act of Union, exasperated English politicians would periodically refer to Ireland as a “Serbonian bog” for British governance. The legend of Lake Serbonis, told by Herodotus and repeated in Milton’s Paradise Lost, described a quicksand-like morass, on which many sought to stand but “where armies whole have sunk”. Try as they might, even the most well-intentioned British legislators found that their best-laid plans would sink on this treacherous terrain. Efforts to establish some sort of Irish self-governance proved no easier. By 1894, after the failure of William Gladstone’s Second Home Rule Bill, the London correspondent of the New York Times wrote that Ireland was regarded by most English MPs at Westminster as “a sort of Serbonian bog, whence proceeded from time to time unintelligible squeaks and groans, and through the obscurity of which vague shadows now and again may be seen flitting … [Read more...] about The return of the Irish question