What’s Been Going on in Parliament’s Pubs?


Any guesses what’s been going on in Parliament’s Woolsack bar?…

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Jess Phillips: Kendall in the Wind mdi-timer 24th January 2020 @ 5:00 pm24th Jan 2020 @ 5:00 pm mdi-comment Comments Britain’s Post Election Business Bounce

New PMI data show a rebound in economic activity, with Composite Output PMI bouncing back to 16-month high of 52.4 – the first positive score since August. This comes less than a week after PwC’s poll of global CEOs, which found UK attractiveness boom back to levels last seen in 2015 and the IMF published forecasts showing the UK is now set to grow faster than the Eurozone. Despite Brexit…

The economists who produce the PMI surveys said that the rebound in economic activity in January is due to “pent-up demand released in the wake of the General Election.” Almost word for word what Boris was saying on the campaign trail…

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Dilyn’s Grown…

Has anyone told Boris that Lisa Nandy’s already won the Chinese caucus?…

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Nicky Morgan Hints at BBC Licence Fee Reform

Speaking to Nick Robinson’s Political Thinking podcast this week, Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan hinted that substantial reform for the national broadcaster might be just around the corner. Morgan said that the funding of the BBC is an issue that increasingly comes up on the doorstep: “why do I pay my licence fee, I don’t watch it, I don’t agree with it.” She went on to hint that scrapping the archaic licence fee was on the table going forward…

“This is the start of a process… people outside politics expect politicians to ask those questions, not just go ‘it’s all fine'”

Guido can’t wait…

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Seb Dance Vows to Vote for No Deal

This morning, Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michael formally signed the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement; now only the confirmatory ratification by the European Parliament is needed to secure Britain’s orderly withdrawal in one week’s time.

London Labour MEP Seb Dance reacted by calling it “the saddest moment in my political career”, vowing to ensure his “very last vote shall be against Brexit.”

Unfortunately for Seb, he clearly hasn’t realised his vote against the Withdrawal Agreement will in fact be a vote in favour of No Deal. Given that the UK Parliament has voted to leave and will not extend Article 50 any longer, a WTO exit would now be the outcome if the EU Parliament fails to ratify the agreement. Who knew Seb has been a sleeper agent this whole time?…

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