https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/03/clown-prince-johnson-cowers-in-the-face-of-the-rebel-allianceClown Prince Johnson cowers in the face of the Rebel Alliance
Obi Wan Bercow sanctions emergency debate that paves way for Johnson to be UK’s shortest-serving PM
Also has something like a quarter share of a hedge fund called Somerset Capital Management, which relocated some of its operations to Dublin because of Brexit.Who is JRM?
This is from a source close to the rebel Tories.
Tonight’s decisive result is the first step in a process to avert an undemocratic and damaging no deal. No 10 have responded by removing the whip from two former chancellors, a former lord chancellor and Winston Churchill’s grandson. What has has happened to the Conservative party?
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/sep/03/commons-showdown-looms-in-battle-over-no-deal-brexit-liveMark Spencer, the chief whip, has been ringing the Tory rebels telling them they are having the whip withdrawn, we’ve been told. Philip Hammond, the former chancellor, has already had the call. As of now, he is technically no longer a Conservative MP.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49580185MPs back bill aimed at blocking no deal
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49584907Boris Johnson's call for general election rejected by MPs
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/04/commons-chaos-is-no-deal-blocked-is-an-election-happeningAn amendment led by Labour’s Stephen Kinnock, which would resurrect Theresa May’s three times-rejected Brexit plan as a possible focus for any extension ....passed by default.
This is as far as I know:What exactly happened to the 21 MPs that voted against their party?
No. They keep their seats until they resign as MPs or until the next election.Are they sacked?
Yes. Which is astonishing to me because expelling someone from a German party is a complicated affair and you cannot do it this quickly.Are they no longer part of the party?
Since they were elected personally, the party cannot simply replace them. What it can do is "remove the whip", i.e. exclude them from the parliamentary group. They stay in the House of Commons (see above) and will almost certainly not be Conservative candidates in the next election, whenever that might be.What happens to their places as MPs, other more loyal people from within the party will replace them?
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49623737Amber Rudd quits Cabinet blaming Brexit inaction
The ex-work and pensions secretary said the government was having no "formal negotiations" with the EU about a new Brexit deal, only "conversations".
Instead, 80-90% of its time was spent preparing for an "inferior" no-deal option, she said.
"However I no longer believe leaving with a deal is the government's main objective."
I’m afraid the Conservative Party has been taken over by unelected advisors, entryists and usurpers who are trying to turn it from a broad church into an extreme right-wing faction. Sadly, it is not the party I joined.
No shit, Sherlock! If you dance with nationalists, you move like they do and you eventually become one yourself unless you leave the dancefloor.
https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-parliaments-49636684MPs pass emergency debate motion
House of Commons
The government is defeated on Dominic Grieve’s humble address, which calls on ministers to publish corrrespondence over suspending Parliament, and no-deal Brexit planning papers.
The vote passes by 311 to 302 - a majority of nine.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49630094Parliament suspension to go ahead later
Motion calling on government to comply with no-deal law
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn closes the debate by saying his party will support an early general election "when the government has made it clear they will carry out the law", asking it to extend the Brexit deadline to prevent no-deal.
The motion calling on the government to comply with legislation designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit is passed without a vote.
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/bercow-brexit-boris-johnson-parliament-speaker-resign-commons-a9097981.htmlThe Speaker has ensured that his replacement will be elected by the current ‘Remainer’ parliament.
https://www.indy100.com/article/john-bercow-memes-music-order-jeremy-corbyn-commons-video-884718114 of the best John Bercow shouting memes