The B words: Backstops and Brexit. Bullying and Bercow. Why is the culture of intimidation so difficult to tackle? Why is there so little agreement on the way forward? Some have called for The Speaker to step down, but others want him to remain in place until there is some clarity on Brexit.
But the timetable for that Brexit agreement is still far from clear. Theresa May has been in Brussels today, but what had been billed as a last ditch attempt for a deal with the EU27, now looks like just another battle on the road to eventual separation.
To debate all that and more:-
- Baroness Jones, Maggie Jones from Hove in Sussex for Labour
- Tim Aker MEP, from Thurrock in Essex for UKIP
- Sir Roger Gale MP, the Conservative MP for North Thanet, and
- Caroline Lucas, the Brighton Pavilion Green MP
Plus Pepper the Robot: the Education Select Committee gets a guest with a difference.
The former home secretary warned the UK would find itself in "completely uncharted territory" if it failed to agree a deal with the bloc.Read the full story ›
Will Labour support a second Brexit referendum? Labour delegates from across the Meridian region attended a party conference in Liverpool.Read the full story ›
The Foreign Secretary said it was "counterproductive" to "insult" Britain's referendum vote.Read the full story ›
Lib Dems from around the country are in Brighton for their party conference.Read the full story ›
Sir Vince Cable has rejected claims that he is running out of road as leader of the Liberal Democrats.Read the full story ›
Labour's struggles with ant-semitism; the Conservatives attempts to do a deal on Brexit; and the LibDems attempts to get into double digits in the polls. It's been a difficult summer for the political parties - and this autumn looks positively stormy.
To discuss what many suspect will be a momentous Parliamentary session ahead:-
- Baroness Brinton from Kenardington in Kent
- Ivor Caplin, the former Labour Hove MP, and
- Michael Tomlinson, the Tory MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole
And Salisbury ... now the British Government has pinpointed the Russian's involvement, how should we respond?
Labour sources have also indicated they will oppose a plan for the Commons to rise for summer recess on Thursday instead of Tuesday July 24.Read the full story ›
Brexit: the Chequers 'deal' that was good for less than 24 hours. Plus .... Donald Trump: as he starts his visit in Oxfordshire this evening, we ask - why should we welcome him? And .... Defence: how much should we spend, when demands on the Treasury are going up?
To debate all that - and what we can learn from Gareth Southgate's England squad:-
- Stephen Morgan, Labour MP for Portsmouth South
- Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West & Abingdon, and
- Tobias Ellwood, Tory MP for Bournemouth East and Defence Minister
In May's latest Cabinet reshuffle, Matt Hancock replaces Jeremy Hunt with Jeremy Wright replacing Hancock as Culture Secretary.Read the full story ›