Theresa May’s government has now suspended that threat but with a proviso. Baroness Evans, leader of the Lords, has warned her upper house colleagues that they must exhibit “discipline and self-regulation”, especially where scrutiny of Brexit is concerned. She is right that unelected peers would be unwise to adopt a wrecking stance towards a policy mandated by popular vote in the referendum. But there is no sign that the Lords have wholly obstructive intent, and they do have a right of critical engagement. An undertaking to comply with the prime minister’s Brexit timetable is not one the Lords can reasonably give, nor one that government should seek. … [Read more...] about The Guardian view on Brexit and the Lords: power to examine
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In a joint op-ed the trio warned: “Every choice has a consequence. Without the free movement of people, there can be no free movement of capital, goods and services. Without a level playing field on environment, labour, taxation and state aid, there cannot be the highest quality access to the single market. … [Read more...] about Brexit: Ann Widdecombe leads barmy boastful bagpiping bye-bye from Brussels
Issues on the table might include the lack of voter ID laws in some states, although it would be a tough hill to climb. In August the Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law that required IDs to vote, agreeing with the U.S. Justice Department's claim that it put minorities at a disadvantage. … [Read more...] about Donald doubles down: Trump says he WILL ‘totally accept’ election results – if HE wins!
Mr Johnson’s top aide, Dominic Cummings, yesterday hit out at the Tory rebels, telling them: “The Prime Minister believes politicians don’t get to choose which votes they respect.” … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson plotting early election so he can push through no-deal Brexit
Recall that in 2016, Trump’s margin of victory over Hillary Clinton was a combined 70,000 votes in the swing states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. It is more than possible that Trump could narrowly capture these states on 3 November, only to see his victory vanish as mail-in ballots are tallied in the days following the election. His tweet from Tuesday tells us how he would respond to such a loss. He will reject it as a product of fraud. That is an eventuality – or even a certainty – that the nation must prepare itself for. … [Read more...] about Will Trump dispute the 2020 election results? His tweets this week suggest so