Is Davis’ action really unprecedented? The latest issue of The House magazine has a piece by Vernon Bogdanor, perhaps the best politics academic in Britain. He names all previous by-election candidates,… Continue reading
Denis MacShane, the former Europe minister, was not a happy man as he did interviews yesterday about the Irish no vote and his piece in today’s Times is a mixture… Continue reading
Some highlights of the week on Spectator.co.uk: David Davis is taking CoffeeHousers’ questions. Ruth Dudley Edwards responds to the No campaign’s victory in the Irish referendum, Neil O’Brien gives his thoughts… Continue reading
Here – thanks to Politics Home – is what Cameron has to say on the No camp’s victory in the Irish referendum: “The Treaty is now dead … It would be… Continue reading
Watching the BBC broadcast of Barroso’s press conference you realised how the EU just can not compute any result that does not go its way. Barroso said that he respected… Continue reading
Eight decades ago, Britain gave Ireland back her sovereignty. Today, it seems the people of that glorious country have returned the favour. It’s too soon to know for sure if… Continue reading
1) This was a vote against the Treaty, and against deeper EU integration This was indeed a vote against deeper integration. The political class are already spinning that it was… Continue reading
Don’t forget to check out the responses – from across Spectator.co.uk – to the events of the past few days. Both Stephen Pollard and Melanie Phillips are sceptical about David Davis’… Continue reading
I’ve just had a joyful phone call from Kevin Myers, one of the very few Irish journalists who was on the ‘No’ side. I was fearing the Irish vote would… Continue reading
The man of the moment – David Davis – has kindly agreed to a Q&A session with Coffee House. So, post your questions for him in the comments sections below. … Continue reading
The Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs is already making excuses, so I think it’s all over. As a friend, who voted Yes because Sinn Fein were Nos, texted from Dublin: … Continue reading
Mark Mardell has just reported that Gordon Brown has phoned Nicolas Sarkozy and told him that he would continue with ratification even if the Irish vote no. One wonders what… Continue reading
The counting started at 9.00 and the Nos are daring to hope as the famed Irish tallymen report many working class and rural areas voting against Lisbon. As against that,… Continue reading
A new ICM poll of 1,012 voters for Open Europe, finds that if a referendum was held in Britain on the Lisbon Treaty, 51 percent of people would vote against… Continue reading
David Cameron wasted no time in appointing Dominic Grieve yesterday but it might be a case of act in haste, repent at leisure. I’m picking up considerable concern in Conservative… Continue reading
The ‘No’s have won it, according to Iain Dale. Expect further Coffee House coverage shortly.
For those who missed it, here’s footage of Cameron’s response to Davis’ resignation, as discussed by James here.
A flick through the papers this morning just confirms the spilt between the political commentariat and the public over David Davis. Most of the headlines are of the negative –… Continue reading
David Davis’s Daily Telegraph piece makes clear that he will be running as a Conservative party candidate in the by-election, something about which there has been some confusion. He also… Continue reading
I am just out of doing BBC news interview, where they were discussing the public reaction to Davis. Eveyone in Westminster thinks Davis is mad, loopy, gone off on one,… Continue reading
I hear it is now almost certain that Labour will definitely not put a candidate up against Davis, to deny him the battle he seeks. Logic is to make him… Continue reading
It seems that Dominic Grieve has, as he did with grammar schools, forced a re-write of Tory policy. Last night, the Tory position was that they would almost certainly repeal… Continue reading
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Over at Three Line Whip, it’s being reported that Labour think it "highly unlikely" that they’ll put forward a candidate in David Davis’ constituency of Haltemprice & Howden. As James… Continue reading