Jessica Elgot

Jessica Elgot


chief political correspondent for the @guardian jessica.elgot@theguardian.com #lufc #yorkshire

63543 followers  •  2696 follow  •    •   https://t.co/5RpKjlD3s8

Labour should back election as soon as law blocking no-deal Brexit is passed – union boss

@AdamWagner1  A *lot* of Labour MPs think no election should be agreed before Oct 31 because then Johnson forced to agree an extension which is a) removing any threat of no deal b) utterly humiliating. But leadership has promised to back elex after bill gets Royal Assent.

No 10 confirms motion on Mon will be exactly the same as last night's - the standard FTPA for an early general election, requiring 2/3 majority. Parliament would then be prorogued if it passes on Monday but if it doesn't pass, he has until Thurs which is the prorogation deadline

Can he be cautioned for wasting police time?

Breaking - No 10 spox on Jacob Rees-Mogg’s comments comparing Dr David Nicholl to disgraced anti-vaxxer Andrew Wakefield. “The Prime Minister does not share this view.”

Glad Boris didn’t come to Homerton hospital instead of Whipps Cross yesterday. Would have been awkward... though I’m sure baby Jonah would have also been able to tell him how extraordinary the NHS, how precious and precarious it is and how we need to fight to keep it the best.

tweet picture

What do you mean you didn’t like my review? 😜

Loading
Loading

British Retail Consortium says it is "categorically untrue" that fresh food will be unaffected by no deal. Says Government’s own assessments showed flow of goods through the channel crossings could be reduced by 40-60% from day 1, as would “availability and choice” of some foods.

Seems appropriate today to tweet the greatest reader’s letter ever written #vote100 

tweet picture

Labour MP comes out of the briefing. “Most surreal meeting ever. They are presenting a deal which is collapsing in front of our eyes. The projector doesn’t work. All anyone is talking about is Boris. It’s like the fucking Thick of It.”

Summing up the debate, Barclay said: "It is time for this House to act in the national interest, it's time to put forward an extension that is realistic." And then he voted against it.

Corbyn launches his campaign with attack on elites and establishment. May launched hers dropping into a golf club in a helicopter.

The most depressing thing this morning was actual sitting Members of Parliament *booed* a journalist for asking a question about something a candidate wrote in a newspaper column. Hope some of them have pause when they watch it back.

Let’s be clear about what this change would mean - it would force women whose babies have a foetal abnormality detected after 12 weeks, eg like Edwards Syndrome (which causes death in ~95% of cases within a year) to give birth to their babies and watch them die

It was a hard task, but from a couple of phone calls tonight, it seems like the prime minister’s speech has actually made Tory MPs more likely to vote against her deal

Loading
Loading