Maitland/AMO Morning Political Monitor – Friday 19 July 2019

19th July 2019

IN THE NEWS

  • One of the Prime Minister’s last acts will be to grant two million public sector workers above-inflation pay rises. This is due to take effect next week.
  • According to The Times, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Justice Secretary and International Development Secretary are all preparing to resign  if Boris Johnson wins the Conservative Party leadership contest. The newspaper speculates that other cabinet ministers may resign in an attempt to “jump before being pushed” by a Prime Minister Johnson.
  • Sunday Times journalist, Gabriel Pogrund, has revealed that Mr Corbyn and his key advisers (Seumas Milne, Karie Murphy, David Prescott and Andrew Fisher) have been awarded 2% pay rises.

ON MANOEUVRES

  • Justice Secretary David Gauke attends a meeting of the European Union justice ministers hosted by Finland
  • Transport Minister Michael Ellis makes an announcement on a road safety action plan
  • Change UK Leader Anna Soubry, Margaret Beckett MP, Natalie Bennett MP and Lord Newby speak at a People’s Vote rally event

ORDER PAPER HIGHLIGHTS

House of Commons

The House of Commons is not sitting in plenary and no committee meetings have yet been scheduled

House of Lords

  • Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) Bill – Second reading
  • EEA Nationals (Indefinite Leave to Remain) Bill  – Second reading
  • Victims of Crime (Rights, Entitlements, and Notification of Child Sexual Abuse) Bill – Second reading