A Penny For Your Thoughts

One person who has been almost silent over the end of shipbuilding in Portsmouth is Penny Mordaunt. She is the MP for Portsmouth North, a navy reservist who ran on a naval ticket, and is ironically named after a warship, HMS Penelope. Mordaunt is also PPS to the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond. Which meant at Defence questions yesterday she had a choice between resigning and standing up for her constituents in parliament, or keeping her job and staying silent. She chose the latter. When your own government has just done your seat over, putting your career above getting reelected is brave, to say the least…




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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”

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