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Leadsom “Seriously Considering” Standing For Tory Leadership

This morning on GMB, the Leader of the Commons didn’t hesitate when asked to confirm she is seriously considering standing for the Tory Leadership. She told Piers Morgan she is ‘seriously considering’ running. She said to Katy Balls in February of her last aborted leadership run:

‘Since then, as you do, you kind of lie awake reliving a conversation thinking what I should have said was this but it makes me more determined than ever to do what I can to make this country a greater place.’

Guido stands by his contention that she’d have obviously been better than May, if she had become leader. Leadsom had a plan, we would not have run a disastrous general election, we would have left the EU…

Vote Confirmed for Tomorrow – But Not Meaningful Vote 3

There is a lot of ambiguity surrounding whether a meaningful vote will be held tomorrow. Andrea Leadsom told the Commons this morning that the Government will bring forward a vote tomorrow that “will comply with the Speaker’s ruling.” The vote will take place as Leave Means Leave hosts a big rally in Parliament Square…

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Andrea Leadsom has put out this statement:

“Tomorrow’s motion will need to be compliant with both the Speaker’s ruling and the EU Council’s decision on conditionality relating to exit on 22 May. Discussions are ongoing and we will look to table the motion as soon as possible today, in order to avoid asking for another extension and the requirement to undertake European Parliament elections.”

Looks like they’re still making their minds up…

UPDATE II: A Downing Street source confirms to Guido that it is not MV3 being tabled for tomorrow after all, but there will be motion tabled later today that is more meaningful than Monday’s neutral motion. What could it be…

Another Meaningless Vote Confirmed for Monday

Andrea Leadsom has just revealed Parliamentary business for next week. Monday will see another Brexit vote, but not a meaningful one. Section 13(4) of the Withdrawal Act relates to the Government making a statement relating to the next steps they will take rather than a meaningful vote itself. Parliament will then vote it in a motion that Bercow has decided is amendable. Expect another deluge of Remainer wrecking amendments, all helped along by the Speaker…

Labour MP’s Shameless LGBT Hypocrisy Over Andrea Leadsom

At PMQs this afternoon, mace-wielding prat Lloyd Russell-Moyle accused Andrea Leadsom of having said that “parents should decide when they are exposed to LGBT education,” whipping out the accusation that this was “Conservative Party dog-whistle politics.” The only problem is that Andrea Leadsom didn’t say that at all…

What Leadsom actually said was that she supports LGBT relationship education:

“It’s absolutely vital that children do grow up understanding the society they live in and they grow up tolerant, seeking equality and respecting differences… I think it is the case that you have to allow parents to choose to withdraw their children up to a certain age, but at the same time in order to have an equal society there comes a point where children do need to understand the social norms around them.”

Curiously, Russell-Moyle hasn’t said anything about the Labour MP Shabana Mahmood who has been directly supporting the parents in Birmingham who are campaigning against LGBT-inclusive education, in effect supporting a new Section 28. Even Owen Jones condemned her, but somehow Russell-Moyle hasn’t said a word on it. Somehow Russell-Moyle forgot to jump on board the outrage bus when its destination wasn’t a partisan attack on a Tory…

Leadsom Slams Bercow For Lack of “Courtesy and Respect”

During an explosive session in the Commons this afternoon, Andrea Leadsom slammed Bercow for not treating colleagues “with courtesy and respect.” Naturally, he responded by ignoring her…

MP Accuses PM of Acting in Bad Faith

Andrea Jenkyns accuses PM of acting in bad faith…

“I would not be surprised if we were promised that it would be looked at in the next stage to gain support but then be immediately dropped once the withdrawal agreement had gone through. The government needs to work on building up trust as many of us feel that we have been strung along.”

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Valentine’s Special

Andrea Leadsom has got into a heated poetry battle with Television’s Sue Perkins after she criticised the Leader of the House’s (admittedly not very good) Brexit Valentine’s Day poem. Perkins rather unimaginatively labelled it “shit”…

Leadsom clapped back in Ariana Grande-like fashion: “Doesn’t rhyme, doesn’t scan, isn’t amusing and isn’t romantic…..next?” Sue then resorted to a personal insult about Andrea’s dress sense…

But Andrea had the last word – with the first poem to actually scan properly…

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Andrea Leadsom’s Valentine’s Day “Poem”

It’s not just Tory staffers who have been getting into the Valentine’s spirit, Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom had a short Valentine’s poem to read out to MPs today. A good attempt although it’s not quite Shakespeare…

The New Hot Red Westminster Power Look

Today’s power look of choice in Westminster is a striking red jacket coupled with a circular necklace, as modelled by both Andrea Leadsom and Arlene Foster this morning. The fierce red jacket and shiny round necklace combo help project tenacity, authority, and fearlessness for any aspiring powerbroker to face down the Prime Minister or Speaker of their choice. Results may vary

Leadsom Outwits Bercow and Grieve on Brexit ‘Plan B’

Dominic Grieve and John Bercow’s attempts to force the Government into a corner have fallen flat thanks to a loophole which allows the Government to avoid another humiliating defeat just three (working) days after the last one. Andrea Leadsom confirmed that the Government would lay its motion on its Brexit ‘next steps’ on Monday as required by Grieve’s rogue amendment, but that the debate and vote on it would not be held until the following Tuesday 29th. Backbenchers who have worked with Grieve on amendments before privately whisper that his drafting skills are not as tight as they are made out to be…

Leadsom also announced that the Government would not be bringing any more Brexit legislation back to the Commons for the foreseeable future, including the Trade Bill and the Immigration Bill. No legislation, nothing for Remainers to attach hostile amendments to…

Leadsom’s Plan To Get Rid Of “Annoying Little Creature”

Andrea Leadsom got a chance to present an award to who she considers to be the ‘Best Villain’ on ITV’s Peston last night. She awarded it to “an incredibly annoying little creature, that squeaks a lot and has found a place in the corridor outside my office, but I have a plan to get rid of it.”

She went on to clarify that she was not in fact talking about the Speaker (whose office is very close to Leadsom’s) but of a mouse in her office. Priceless.

Leadsom on Bercow’s Impartiality

Andrea Leadsom told BBC Radio 4’s Today

“He’s made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair’s impartiality is absolutely essential. … He’s made his views known on Brexit… it’s a matter for him but nevertheless it’s a challenge and all colleagues need to form their own view of that.”

WATCH: Government Will Publish Full Legal Advice

Geoffrey Cox looked absolutely crestfallen as Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom announced to the House after an historic defeat that the Government will be publishing its legal advice on the Withdrawal Agreement in full. She went on to say that the Government will respond tomorrow…

Bercow Bullies Leadsom Out Of The Chamber

The Chamber saw some extraordinary targeting of Andrea Leadsom by the Speaker this morning. Talking in the chamber is very normal behaviour. The way Bercow spoke to the Leader of the Commons is certainly not. It’s clear who comes off worse here. Tetchy Bercow looks like he had a big night last night…

Leadsom Limits Leader’s Longevity

Last night Peston pushed Andrea Leadsom on the PM leading the party into the next election. Leadsom’s answer was basically a diplomatic “no”.

Fox and Leadsom Threaten to Resign If May Makes Further Concessions

Last week it was Brexiteers who were furious after Theresa May caved into a soft Brexit, this morning it is Remainers who are kicking off after Number 10 accepted the ERG amendments last night. Now Soubry, Morgan, Grieve and co are attempting to keep us in the customs union if we haven’t got a frictionless trade agreement with the EU by January. The reality is Number 10 and parliament cannot allow any further concessions to the Remainers or the EU if the government is to survive.

The remaining few Brexiteers in the Cabinet say they will not stomach any further sellout. Penny Mordaunt and Esther McVey are staying very quiet as they consider their positions. Sources close to Liam Fox and Andrea Leadsom say they will resign if the government makes any further concessions. All of these ministers are privately unhappy with the Chequers plan but currently willing to hold their noses – they say that will change if the EU or Remainers succeed in bouncing Number 10 into any further climbdown. Fox, Leadsom and the remaining Brexiteers in the Cabinet have been weak so far, but they are now at the end of the line...

Leadsom Deletes Tweet Calling Chequers an “Embarrassing Climbdown”

Poor Andrea Leadsom is having a total mare. Last night she tweeted this Telegraph article describing Theresa May’s Chequers plan as an “embarrassing climbdown”, which is not very in keeping with Number 10’s new strict enforcement of collective responsibility. She quickly deleted the tweet.

Then she tweeted a strong endorsement of Chequers, criticising her Brexiteer colleagues who oppose the plan as “the herd”. She also got the number of people who voted Leave wrong by 200,000.

Not sure which tweet is more embarrassing for Andrea.

Bercow “Stupid Woman” Complaint Rejected

John Bercow will not face a standards probe after he called Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom a “stupid woman –  because only he can rule on conduct in the Chamber. Yep, seriously…

Standards chief Kathryn Stone said the issue was outside her remit as she rejected a complaint against Bercow made by Tory MP James Dudderidge, who listed the excuses given for not investigating the Speaker and told Guido:

“It is ludicrous that bullying allegations cannot be investigated because they are 7 years old, because an NDA was signed, because it was in the chamber, because it was a currently member of staff or because the person bullied is so traumatised. Enough is enough”

Bercow later acknowledged the outburst but failed to apologise. Bercow is judge and jury when it comes to his own behaviour, the system is broken…

Leadsom on Bercow

No prizes for guessing who Andrea Leadsom is talking about:

“As you said last week, Mr Speaker, we have a responsibility to safeguard the rights of this House and as Leader of the House I seek to do exactly that, treating all members of parliament with courtesy and respect.[…] Read the rest

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