Maitland/AMO Morning Political Monitor – Thursday 27 June 2019

27th June 2019

Driving the Day 

Deal with it: MPs have threatened to shut down government, by prohibiting public spending, in order to stop a no-deal Brexit. Dominic Grieve and Margaret Beckett have put forward a cross party amendment on upcoming finance legislation. Under parliamentary rules MPs must sign off government spending plans twice a year. The next budget vote is currently planned for Tuesday – though we will find out this morning if the government has decided to delay. If Grieve and Beckett’s amendment were passed it would effectively make a no-deal unworkable by denying funding to Whitehall departments dealing with overseas development, schools, pensions, benefits and housing – unless MPs ratified a Brexit deal or consented to leaving without one. While the Liberal Democrats have said they will back the amendment, it is as yet unclear if Labour’s leadership will do so.

On Manoeuvres

  • 9.00 Select Committee Chairs, Nicky Morgan, Lilian Greenwood, Stephen Twigg and Damian Collins will attend a conference a to mark 40 years of Commons Select Committees.
  • Universities minister Chris Skidmore speaks at Festival of Higher Education at the University of Buckingham.
  • South Central Conservative party hustings take place in Bournemouth.
  • 19.30 Liberal Democrats host leadership hustings at London Gatwick.

Order Paper Highlights

Commons Chamber

  • 9.30 DExEU oral questions
  • Business Questions to the Leader of the House

Lords Chamber

  • Oral questions, including Recommendations of the review into post-18 education

Reports and Statistics 

  • The Institute for Fiscal Studies has published an analysis of Conservative leadership candidates’ tax and spending pledges.