May Under Pressure to Reveal Full Backstop Legal Advice

The Government is facing pressure from all sides to release the full legal advice it has received from Attorney General Geoffrey Cox on the Irish backstop, with Labour, the DUP, the Lib Dems and Tory MPs all calling for the Government to publish the advice. There is no question that this is an issue of fundamental constitutional importance – Parliament and the public have a right to know.

Even Cabinet ministers are being kept out of the loop, with Michael Gove leading the calls within Cabinet for the full legal advice to be revealed. Suspicions are high that Number 10 are trying to bounce Cabinet Brexiteers including Dominic Raab over the line without letting them review the full advice. If there is nothing contentious about it then why is it being hidden from the Cabinet?

Disgruntled Cabinet ministers are complaining that every trick in the book is being used to keep the legal advice from them, from “we’re running out of time”, “you’ll wreck Brexit” and “no deal will crash the economy” to “you’ll be spat at in the street” and, best of all, “we have to keep it ambiguous to fool the Irish”The problem is that no-one believes it’s just the Irish they’re trying to fool…

mdi-timer 7th November 2018 @ 2:23 pm 7th Nov 2018 @ 2:23 pm mdi-comment Comments
Gove Banning Plastic Straws… Again

Michael Gove has continued his war on disposable plastics by unveiling a new plan today to ban plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds. The only problem – apart the fact that paper straws are rubbish – is that the ban was already announced last April. Now Gove is launching a public consultation with the aim of having the ban in place in as little as a year’s time. One last year to enjoy drinks without soggy straws…

mdi-timer 22nd October 2018 @ 12:45 pm 22nd Oct 2018 @ 12:45 pm mdi-comment Comments
When Gove Compared Prince Charles to Hitler

In his past life as a journalist, while he wasn’t busy going through David Attenborough’s bins, the now Environment Secretary made an interesting comparison between Prince Charles and… Adolf Hitler. According to Gove, both were fans of classical architecture, haters of metropolitan life and “keen supporters of population control”. Gulp…

mdi-timer 8th October 2018 @ 5:37 pm 8th Oct 2018 @ 5:37 pm mdi-comment Comments
DD on Govey

David Davis says of Michael Gove…

“he is clever. But sometimes clever men miss the obvious.”

mdi-timer 19th September 2018 @ 9:43 am 19th Sep 2018 @ 9:43 am mdi-comment Comments
Gove: Chequers Right “For Now”

 

Michael Gove tells Andrew Marr

“A future PM could always choose to alter the relationship between Britain and the EU, but the Chequers approach is the right one for now.”

mdi-timer 16th September 2018 @ 1:45 pm 16th Sep 2018 @ 1:45 pm mdi-comment Comments
Gove in the Moment

Michael Gove in the present tense…
‘The Prime Minister is doing a great job at the moment’

mdi-timer 12th September 2018 @ 11:17 am 12th Sep 2018 @ 11:17 am mdi-comment Comments
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