Thursday, 28 June 2018

Leading Questions

Yesterday, Johnny Mercer asked the Prime Minister to confirm that she wished the United Kingdom to remain a "tier one" military power. Although she referred repeatedly to remaining a "leading" military power, she did not give that assurance. 

Leaving "tier one" is now as much of a consensus as taxing more in order to spend more on the NHS. The only dissidents are those Labour MPs who vote only when they are whipped to abstain, but who abstain the rest of the time.

Unlike their front bench, they also favour a second referendum, between staying in the Single Market and the Customs Union, and staying in the EU, with no Third Way. But in answer to Vince Cable, Theresa May pointedly failed to rule that out, either.

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