Chancellor Rishi Sunak has told Conservative MPs he wants to use his March Budget to start restoring order to the UK's public finances, as he attempts to put “clear blue water” between the Tories and Labour
CANZUK turns out to be almost as popular among MPs as among voters at large: 61 per cent of MPs want the free movement of people, and 94 per cent want unrestricted trade. A somewhat surprising 19 per cent of Labour MPs want a full CANZUK political union.
At 0730 we will be speaking to Emily Thornberry about Labour's call for MPs to "vote with their consciences" on amendments that would oblige Govt. to assess the human rights records of potential trade partners 🕖 0730 📺 Channel 501 📲 Watch live:
Institute of Economic Affairs chief Mark Littlewood explains why he thinks the £20 weekly uplift in Universal Credit cannot be extended permanently. It comes as MPs back Labour's non-binding Commons motion calling for an extension. @IainDale | @MarkJLittlewood
New Zealand just elected its most diverse Parliament ever. 10% of Parliament is now LGBTQ+, and winner Labour's candidates are 50% women and include 16 Māori MPs and the first ever MPs of African and Sri Lankan origin.
MPs applaud, as Labour's Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi tells Boris Johnson to apologise for "derogatory and racist remarks" comparing Muslim women who wear a hijab to "bank robbers and letterboxes" #PMQs updates:
We need Labour party members, trade unionists & MPs to unite behind my leadership at a critical time for our country
"When they ask you out, they don't present their rage... they don't threaten, criticise, control, yell" MPs applaud and comfort Labour's Rosie Duffield, as she shares her own experience of being in an abusive relationship
Labour MP just told me that they have been warned, if they vote for a deal, regardless of how good it is for the country, they will not be allowed to stand as Labour MPs again.