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Can MPs Really Take Control Of Brexit?

As the Brexit drama drags on, some commentators have suggested that MPs might try to take control of the process next week. But as we shall see, this would be easier said than done. The simplest way for MPs to … Continue reading

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Whither Brexit?

In light of yesterday’s drama in the House of Commons, I thought I’d make a few observations on what these developments mean for Brexit. On Tuesday, MPs rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a second time. As promised, MPs were … Continue reading

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First Thoughts On The Brexit Vote

Theresa May made history today when MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a vote of 202 to 432, making it the worst government defeat in modern British history (previously, that record was held by Ramsay MacDonald’s minority Labour government, which … Continue reading

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Confidence And Party Leadership

It’s been a rough few days for Theresa May. Things seemed to be looking up for her after the Cabinet agreed to support her Brexit strategy following a marathon meeting at Chequers, but her triumph was short lived. Within seventy-two … Continue reading

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Voting Down The Queen’s Speech

With the Conservatives still short of a deal that will guarantee their majority, there is a real chance that Theresa May’s government could be defeated on the Queen’s Speech. A reader named Nathan recently wrote to ask if any examples … Continue reading

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Why Did Theresa May Cancel The 2018 Queen’s Speech?

The Queen’s diary just got a bit lighter. The Leader of the Commons, Andrea Leadsom, has announced that there will be no Speech from the Throne next year. A Parliament is traditionally divided into several sessions, each of which begins … Continue reading

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Queen’s Speech To Be Delayed…Maybe

Conflicting reports in the media have suggested that the Queen’s Speech might not take place on June 19 as originally planned (while the Daily Telegraph made the delay seem like a certainty, the BBC suggests that the issue is still undecided). … Continue reading

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Will Theresa May’s Deal With The DUP Work?

(UPDATE [6/12/17]: It looks like talk of a firm deal between the Tories and the DUP was premature. Downing Street now says that talks are still ongoing.) Theresa May will indeed be staying in Downing Street, for now at least. According … Continue reading

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How Will The Hung Parliament Play Out?

Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election looks like it has backfired spectacularly. The Conservatives have lost their majority, and Britain will have a hung Parliament. In a hung Parliament, no party has an overall majority in the Commons. … Continue reading

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How Does One Become Prime Minister?

In an unexpected development, Andrea Leadsom has quit the race for Conservative leader, leaving Theresa May as the only candidate to succeed David Cameron. However, certain formalities must take place before May can take the reins of government. In this post, I’ll … Continue reading

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