Archiv: Contempt of Parliament

09.05.2019 - 13:27 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

President Trump seems determined to engineer a constitutional crisis by refusing to comply with a standard congressional subpoena. If the Mueller report exonerates him, then why is he trying to block lawmakers from simply reading the full report? What is he trying to hide?

08.05.2019 - 23:55 [ FAZ_NET komplett / Twitter ]

Im Streit um den Ermittlungsbericht zur Russland-Affäre hat ein Kongressausschuss Justizminister Bill Barr formell der „Missachtung“ der Parlamentsrechte beschuldigt.

08.05.2019 - 23:44 [ New York Times ]

House Panel Approves Contempt for Barr After Trump Claims Privilege Over Full Mueller Report

The committee’s 24-16 contempt vote, taken after hours of debate that featured apocalyptic language about the future of American democracy, marked the first time that the House has taken official action to punish a government official or witness amid a standoff between the legislative and executive branch.

09.12.2018 - 12:35 [ Spiked ]

They are all in contempt of the people

From May to the Corbynite Momentum lobby, what all the Remainers want is to narrow things down to that false choice between the government’s Remain-by-another-name and outright remaining in the EU. The meaningful Brexit which millions of Leave voters backed can thus be erased from the agenda and history, as if it never happened. And they talk about defending democracy.

06.12.2018 - 13:31 [ Spiked / Twitter ]

“What Theresa May has done to Brexit is unforgivable. She has betrayed the largest democratic vote in British history. We voted to leave EU institutions and yet she is keeping us in them. We should not tolerate this.” Brendan O’Neill on Sky in Australia:

06.12.2018 - 13:20 [ ]

Unite leader warns Labour against backing second EU referendum

The private intervention comes at a fractious time for the party, as the leadership agonises over what its tactics should be if Theresa May loses a vote on the Brexit deal in parliament.

McCluskey is an influential figure in the party and several of Corbyn’s most trusted staff are former Unite members and close to the union leader, including the party’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, the adviser Andrew Murray and the chief of staff, Karie Murphy.

06.12.2018 - 13:16 [ ]

The Tories must prevent Remainer MPs from stealing Brexit from the ­British people

What a tsunami of rage politicians would unleash by ignoring the democratic rights of millions on the winning side of the biggest vote in British history

06.12.2018 - 13:06 [ Jo Hugh ‏/ Twitter ]

Am I understanding your #Brexit blackmail correctly, @theresa_may? You want 17.4 million Britons to hear you belligerently threatening to defy our vote to Leave, unless we back your disgraceful, vassal-making, #BrexitBetrayal, #WithdrawalAgreement?

05.12.2018 - 16:51 [ ]

Theresa May Accused Of ‘Misleading’ Public Over Brexit Deal As Secret Legal Advice Reveals ‘Indefinite’ Link To EU

Theresa May has been accused of “concealing” the downsides of her Brexit deal after secret legal advice revealed that the UK could be “indefinitely” tied to the EU.

The DUP, SNP and Tory Brexiteers reacted with fury as the confidential advice by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox laid bare that the country would be trapped in a possible customs union for “many years”.

05.12.2018 - 16:48 [ Tom Harwood / Youtube ]

Legal Advice is Devastating for the Prime Minister

05.12.2018 - 16:41 [ ]

Read the full Brexit legal advice document (don’t worry, it’s only six pages)

These six pages are the source of the battle that saw MPs find the Government in contempt of Parliament for the first time in modern history.

05.12.2018 - 16:35 [ Sun ]

THE TRUTH’S OUT: EU could keep Britain locked in customs union FOREVER even if Brexit talks completely break down, according to secret legal advice PM tried to hide

Buried in the small text it confirms that even if Britain is still negotiating with the EU years later and both parties think talks have broken down, then the UK still can’t get out of the customs union backstop

05.12.2018 - 16:30 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Release of full legal advice sparks political row

Newly published documents show the PM was told an arrangement designed to prevent a hard Irish border could last „indefinitely“ and the UK could not „lawfully exit“ without EU agreement.

The Democratic Unionists said this would be „devastating“ for the UK.

But Mrs May rejected SNP claims she has misled Parliament on the issue.

05.12.2018 - 12:27 [ ]

House of Commons: Wednesday 5 December 2018

Oral questions – Wales

Prime Minister’s Question Time

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Immigration (Time Limit on Deportations)

Tulip Siddiq MP (Hampstead and Kilburn, Labour)

Debate – Section 13 (1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Day 2)

05.12.2018 - 12:25 [ Simon Deane-Johns ‏/ Twitter ]

Can’t wait to see the legal advice at 11:30 – Tories clearly terrified: took it to a vote, first government to be guilty of contempt of Parliament, Cox blubbing in Parliament, failed to release it immediately, Leadsom promising MPs will regret… popcorn time!

04.12.2018 - 20:32 [ ]

Unterhaus fügt Mays Regierung schwere Niederlage zu

Generalstaatsanwalt Geoffrey Cox hatte die Weigerung noch am Vorabend im Unterhaus damit begründet, dass eine vollständige Vorlage „dem öffentlichen Interesse“ entgegenstünde und Staatsgeheimnisse offenbaren würde. Daraufhin hatten aufgebrachte Abgeordnete eine Debatte über Parlamentsmissachtung angesetzt.

04.12.2018 - 20:08 [ Cathrin Kahlweit / Sü ]

Brexit: Der Souverän begehrt auf

Wenige Tage vor der Entscheidung des britischen Parlaments über den Brexit-Vertrag hat die Regierung von Theresa May eine große Zahl von Abgeordneten verärgert.
May wollte ihre Zusage, ein juristisches Gutachten zum Brexit-Vertrag in voller Länge zu veröffentlichen, wieder rückgängig machen.
Dagegen begehren die Abgeordneten nun auf – und sorgen so für eine Sternstunde der Demokratie.

04.12.2018 - 19:37 [ ]

NO DEAL DEAD: MPs vote to APPROVE Dominic Grieve’s SHOCK amendment to Withdrawal Act

By 321 votes to 299 the Government was defeated on the vote over Mr Grieve’s amendment, which will allow MPs to vote on amendments to the EU exit deal if it is defeated in next week’s meaningful vote. Mrs May’s Government had already been defeated in two shock votes in the House of Commons this evening as an ongoing contempt row threatens to derail the start of five days of Brexit debate. Mr Grieve’s victory will allow the final Brexit deal to be repeatedly amended – ending Mrs May’s threats of her Brexit deal or no deal.

04.12.2018 - 19:11 [ BrexitCentral ‏/ Twitter ]

BREAKING: Third Government defeat as MPs vote by 321 to 299 (majority: 22) for Dominic Grieve’s amendment to the timetable motion to allow future motions after a Government defeat on its deal to be amendable

04.12.2018 - 19:08 [ Clare Hepworth, Socialist Trade Unionist / Twitter ]

MPs have voted in favour of the #ContemptOfParliament motion ! MY GOODNESS This is unprecedented in modern times ! The Legal Advice will now be published.

04.12.2018 - 18:58 [ Labour Whips ‏/ Twitter ]

HISTORIC HAT-TRICK: The Govt has been defeated for a third time in a row by 22. The Amdt guarantees any future ‘neutral motion’ under S.13 of the EU Withdrawal Act will be amendable, guaranteeing Parliament a future meaningful vote if May loses on Dec 11 #InOfficeButNotInPower

04.12.2018 - 18:48 [ Jack Maidment ‏/ Twitter ]

BREAK: MPs back Dominic Grieve’s amendment by 321 to 299 to give the House of Commons a say in what happens next if Parliament rejects the PM’s Brexit deal on December 11. Massive defeat for Theresa May.

04.12.2018 - 18:39 [ ]

UTTER CONTEMPT: Government forced to hand over ALL Brexit legal advice after humiliating Commons defeat sees it found in contempt of Parliament for first time ever

The full details on the hated Brexit deal will come out tomorrow, laying bare the extent of how awful Mrs May’s agreement really is

04.12.2018 - 18:36 [ ]

Government agrees to publish FULL Brexit legal advice after it is dealt a humiliating defeat as MPs vote to hold ministers in contempt of Parliament

– MPs hold ministers in contempt of Parliament for the first time ever today
– Theresa May lost the vote by 311 to 293 in a humiliating defeat for Number 10
– Commons leader Andrea Leadsom said the full advice will be published now
– Caved amid fears minsters could be suspended just as crunch Brexit vote held
– Labour, SNP, Tory rebels and DUP joined forces to inflict the historic defeat
– PM had told Cabinet ministers are defending an ‚important point of principle‘

04.12.2018 - 18:28 [ ITV News ]

MPs vote on the contempt of Parliament motion in the Commons | ITV News

Streamed live 53 minutes ago

04.12.2018 - 18:14 [ Sky News ]

Government found in contempt of parliament for first time in history

Six parties – including Labour and the DUP – claim ministers are in contempt, despite denial from the Conservatives.

04.12.2018 - 18:12 [ Labour Whips / Twitter ]

BREAKING: Extraordinary, the Government have been defeated and go down in ignominy as being the first Government found in contempt of Parliament. Theresa May’s in contempt and incompetent Govt must now publish the full and final legal advice from the Attorney General. Lost by 4

04.12.2018 - 14:25 [ BrexitCentral ‏/ Twitter ]

Jonathan @Isaby on @BBCRADIOKENT: „Today we’ve got the government being accused of contempt of parliament – well these people campaigning for another referendum are in contempt of the British people and the democratic process“

Listen to the rest here:

04.12.2018 - 14:07 [ Stephen Doughty, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Attorney General finally turns up to chamber looking like he’s been finishing his lunch off… extraordinary. #Brexit #Contempt

04.12.2018 - 14:02 [ Emma Ross-Thomas / ]

Brexit Bulletin: In Contempt?

Today in Brexit: May’s big Brexit debate is overshadowed by more parliamentary guerrilla tactics.

04.12.2018 - 13:44 [ Labour Whips / Twitter ]

There are no statements or UQs today. We expect the contempt of Parliament debate to start around 1245/1300.

04.12.2018 - 13:34 [ Cathrin Kahlweit / ]

Großbritannien: Die Schlammschlacht um den Brexit beginnt

Andererseits hatte Labour schon vor der Rede angekündigt, man behalte sich vor, die Regierung mit einer archaischen Regel unter Druck zu setzen, die höchst selten angewendet wird und in etwa der „Missachtung des Gerichts“ in Strafprozessen gleicht.

04.12.2018 - 13:17 [ Stephen Doughty, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Busy day ahead – don’t remember seeing a contempt motion before Parliament before! Well done @Keir_Starmer @NickTorfaenMP @labourwhips for forcing this crucial issue. Outrageous behaviour by Tory Government. #Brexit #Contempt

04.12.2018 - 13:05 [ ]

House of Commons: Tuesday 4 December 2018

Meeting started at 11.30am

04.12.2018 - 12:56 [ BBC Parliament ‏/ Twitter ]

Today’s Commons motion on contempt of Parliament – @DArcyTiP looks at what it might mean

04.12.2018 - 12:45 [ ]

House of Commons: Monday 3 December 2018

Speaker Statement

04.12.2018 - 12:44 [ ]

‚Arguable case‘ the government is in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal advice, says speaker John Bercow

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has said there is an „arguable case“ that the Government committed contempt of Parliament over the legal advice on Brexit.

Senior MPs from six parties wrote to Mr Bercow asking him to begin contempt proceedings against the Government after full publication of the attorney general’s findings was withheld „in the public interest“.

04.12.2018 - 12:23 [ ]

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox could be SUSPENDED as MPs launch historic bid to hold May’s government in contempt of Parliament and force it to FINALLY release full Brexit legal advice

Theresa May faces a bitter test of strength with MPs today as they mount an historic bid to force release of legal advice on her Brexit deal.

The House of Commons will vote on a contempt motion that could plunge the PM’s government further into chaos.

04.12.2018 - 05:58 [ ]

Ministers face contempt vote over Brexit legal advice secrecy

John Bercow, the Speaker, announced last night that he would accept a motion of contempt against the government for failing to comply with a Commons order to publish the advice. The motion, which will be debated today, could result in Geoffrey Cox, the attorney-general, or David Liddington, Mrs May’s de facto deputy, being suspended from parliament.

03.12.2018 - 19:30 [ ]

Labour leads calls for government to face contempt proceedings over Brexit legal advice

A cross-party alliance of MPs has written to Speaker John Bercow calling on him to launch proceedings

03.12.2018 - 19:24 [ Sky News ]

LIVE: ‚Contempt of parliament‘ bid launched over Brexit legal advice

– PM’s own Brexit negotiator warned her deal risks ‚bad outcome‘
– Both new Brexit secretary and PM’s adviser admit Irish backstop is ‚uncomfortable‘
– Labour and DUP join four other parties alleging contempt of parliament
– Brexit deal: How is your MP expected to vote?
– Force party leaders to debate on TV – have you signed the petition?
– Live reporting by Aubrey Allegretti and Greg Heffer, political reporters