“This brings readers back to the question, are the events that have ensued worth it? The answer remains to be seen, and until the will of the people has been implemented, it will stay this way. “
“Over the last two years, British politics has found itself in a dishonourable state of hypocrisy: the people who wagged their finger at David Cameron for resigning after the referendum are the same people who would have pushed for his resignation, had he not done so himself. Had the remain campaign won the Brexit referendum in 2016, they would be hailing democracy as a righteous and fair phenomenon- instead of insisting on a second referendum, hoping to get a different ‘democratic’ result.”
“It isn’t perfect – that’s absolutely for sure. But dragging government down wildly separate paths hasn’t borne fruit and will continue to fail us. Common Market 2.0, as dubbed by Halfon and Powell in their joint pamphlet announcing support for the policy – is the only path which has the potential to command a parliamentary majority.”
"Innovation should be pursued, but for the housing crisis to be solved, a rethink of current trends is essential. If Theresa May really is going to push through a revolution in planning rules and housebuilding, as she set out this week in a major speech, then looking to the past might just be the answer."
"Exactly why there is such controversy over the sovereignty of Parliament raises a number of worrying questions for our democracy, particularly in light of the list of parliamentarians who voted against Amendment 7." Read more about the Government's defeat on the amendment, and what this says about the future of parliamentary sovereignty here.
Instant reaction to today's PMQs