Maitland/AMO Morning Political Monitor – Thursday 27 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.
- 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
- 9.30 DExEU oral questions
- Business Questions to the Leader of the House
- 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.