MPs Begin Returning from Prorogation

Lady Hale only delivered her constitutional blow half an hour ago, but already MPs are returning to Parliament. Not an arduous journey for the cabal of London-based remainers…

Some MPs have already arrived, with Tom Tugendhat tweeting a selfie from the chamber. He is not sure whether being first back now legally makes him PM…

Rupa Huq tweeted that she’s already at her desk, “ready for proroguing the prorogation”

Guido also spotted veteran former Labour MP, Frank Field, arriving at the Carriage Gate entrance at Parliament

As other MPs begin their journeys back to work, the main journey anyone’s worried about is when Boris will be travelling back from New York. PMQs tomorrow should be fun…

Field To Fight Next Election As Independent

Speaking to TalkRADIO, Frank Field confirmed that if Labour do not select him, he intends to stand in the next election as an independent.

“There are 70,000 electors in Birkenhead, they are the sovereign body, they will decide who is the MP and I obviously wish to fight the seat next time as a Labour candidate, if not I will fight it as an Independent Labour candidate.

… They’re the body who will decide, not a tiny caucus of people in the Labour Party”

Will he really want to go through the punishing process of fighting the next election as an independent? In 2022, Field will be 80 years old…

Boundary Review Expected Next Month

Guido hears that the Boundary Commission will be publishing their ‘Final Recommendations’ on September 5, now that the DUP have seemingly dropped their major objections, accepting that downsizing the Northern Irish contingent of constituencies was probably worth it to help keep Corbyn away from Number 10. The boundary review began in 2011…

Guido reckons that the Commission’s aim of equalising the size of seats to within 5% of a target number will boost the Tories by some 20 seats by removing anomalies that favour Labour. Guido thinks it cost even more incumbent Labour MPs their seats. Corbynistas won’t be able to resist the temptation to push for sweeping deselections, justified by even very small adjustments to boundaries. Momentum have already scented first blood with the threatened removal of Kate Hoey and Frank Field…

Red on Red: Field vs Creasy Brexit Bunfight

Check out this rather entertaining red-on-red on the Sunday Politics where Labour leaver Frank Field tells metropolitan remainer Stella Creasy what he thinks of the party’s shift on the customs union. Frank said:

“Are you going to rat on the people’s decision to leave? You come out Stella with all these things, we’ll stay in a customs union, we’ll stay in a single market – the decision was quite clear to leave… in the North Labour voters voted very, very clearly… which bus are you on?”

Labour’s bus well on the road to betraying its core vote…

Frank Field On Hilary Benn’s Houses

Labour’s Brexit wars spill out into the open as tonight’s EU Withdrawal Bill debate kicks-off…

Frank Field on Hilary Benn

Frank Field to Hilary Benn in the chamber:

“I always bought my houses, I never inherited them.”

Campaign Report: Day 12

Remain message: Soubry says leaving would be bad for small businesses.

Leave message: Only way to control immigration is to vote Leave.

vote leave immigration

Cut through: Frank Field lays out left wing argument for Leave.

Leave social media count: 339,949 likes, 37,522 followers.

Remain social media count: 368,617 likes, 25,347 followers.

Odds: Remain 1/4 Leave 11/4

Latest poll: Remain 51%, Leave 40% (ComRes, phone). Poll of Polls is now Remain 54%, Leave 46%.

Frank Field’s Left-Wing Case For Brexit

Labour’s Frank Field made the left-wing case for Brexit on the Daily Politics:

“many of the social rights, which are trumpeted about as European, were ones which we actually took into Europe. It’s not that in fact somehow workers in this country were bereft of rights until we joined the European Union.”

It’s what Jezza wants to say but can’t…

Frank Field on EU Referendum

Corbyn’s support for staying in the EU is the ‘second longest suicide note in Labour’s history’, says Frank Field.

Corbynista Complaint to Iain McNicol Revealed

Corbyn supporters are being encouraged to lodge official complaints about Labour moderates to party general secretary Iain McNicol. This is the template doing the rounds in Corbynista circles of a letter that has already been filed to Labour HQ, dobbing in Simon Danczuk, Frank Field and Emily Benn:

Hello Iain,

I urge you as General Secretary of the Labour Party to instigate disciplinary action against the following members:-

Emily Benn, for urging people to join another political party, namely the Women’s Equality Party – a clear act of support for that party and in contravention of the rules Chapter 2, clause 1 4 B;

Frank Field MP, for urging Labour MPs not re-selected in a process provided for under the Labour Party rules, to resign as MPs to force a by-election and stand as independent candidates against Labour candidates, which is clearly indicates a refusal to accept and conform to the constitution of the Labour Party in contravention of the rules Chapter 2, clause 1 6 A;

Simon Danczuk MP, for sustained attacks against the Leader of the Labour Party notably in his column in the Daily Mail, conduct which is clearly prejudicial to the party and consisting of acts which are grossly detrimental to the party in contravention of the rules Chapter 2 clause 1 8.

I would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this email and inform me of the result of your considerations in light of the complaints about the members listed above and the result of your deliberations.

Many thanks.

In solidarity

Revenge for Andrew Fisher

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