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Stephen Bush
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George Eaton 8h
What did Theresa May’s private phone call with Conservative association chairs reveal? has all the details.
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Stephen Bush 8h
Replying to @lukegnight
It’s my view that we don’t know until ECJ case on Article 50 and that it may in any case be in hands of the legislature:
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Stephen Bush 8h
Replying to @stephenkb
Highlights big problems for passing deal: May all-but-ruled-out Gove-Leadsom-Mordaunt ask of renegotiation, telling association chairs EU politicians were clear this was final accord and any other deal would be worse
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Stephen Bush 8h
Theresa May did a series of conference calls with local party bosses: we've seen two transcripts of the exchanges:
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Stephen Bush 9h
Replying to @tiredold
I can understand getting a bit fuzzy as to where it stops on the south- at what point on Albion Road, etc. but yeah, wtaf is that.
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Stephen Bush 9h
Replying to @consol8ion
My favourite is the one who thinks Finsbury Park and Highbury Fields are.
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Stephen Bush 9h
You can’t trust people, a series.
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Stephen Bush 9h
I think my most “Lulwhat” are the joker who thinks Abney and Clissold Parks aren’t in Stoke Newington and my favourite is the N16 imperialist who has put Finsbury Park in there.
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Stephen Bush 9h
The weird thing is I realise I have very definite ideas about its northern, eastern and western borders but I am...highly uncertain as to what its southern one is.
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Stephen Bush 9h
Denial is not just a river, it's also the state of mind of a lot of people living in Stamford Hill, turns out.
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PoliticsHome 12h
. heads our 5@5 with: "Tory MPs say May could survive a no confidence vote. But it’s far from certain"
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Stephen Bush 12h
Replying to @stephenkb
4) Huge opportunity for Rudd and a huge risk for May either way. If DWP continues to be a horror show, looks bad. If Rudd turns around DWP, another gradual bit of erosion to the idea that May was an effective Home Secretary:
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Stephen Bush 12h
Replying to @stephenkb
3) I don't think you can compare with either the Mandelson or Blunkett returns as neither of those were about departmental competence. (Blunkett's arguably worse but for other reasons)
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Stephen Bush 12h
Replying to @Xander_Fox_
Wholly agree.
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Stephen Bush 12h
Replying to @stephenkb
2) DWP is a basket case. A big test for someone who - however you slice it - was not across how her last department was delivering its main political priority.
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Stephen Bush 12h
Amber Rudd returns as Work and Pensions Secretary: wow, there is a lot to go into here. 1) May doesn't care about Remain/Leave balance no more, huh?
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Stephen Bush 16h
Replying to @sevanslux
Also would not happen. Fundamentally you have not understood Corbyn's political thought or objectives if you think he would do that.
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Stephen Bush 16h
Replying to @sevanslux
And there is no possibility that the bill you describe would survive the amendment process.
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Stephen Bush 16h
Replying to @sevanslux
There are a couple of problems: 1) the executive, not the opposition, controls the legislative timetable. This bill would have to come from Downing Street. But more importantly 2) Bills are amendable.
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Stephen Bush 16h
Thanks!
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