Maitland/AMO Morning Political Monitor – Tuesday 16 July 2019

16th July 2019

In the News 

  • Chancellor Philip Hammond warned Conservative Leadership candidate Boris Johnson he would do “everything” he could to stop a no-deal Brexit. At a hustings last night Boris Johnson said he wanted to abandon the Irish backstop entirely.
  • Boris Johnson, declared it was “completely unacceptable” for President Trump to tweet four ethnic minority congresswomen ‘go home’. Jeremy Hunt also referenced his own family, declaring he would be “utterly appalled” if anyone said the same to his three half Chinese children.
  • During a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party, MPs condemned the party’s response to last week’s Panorama programme on antisemitism.

On Manoeuvres 

  • 9.30 Cabinet meets
  • 13.30 Science Minister Chris Skidmore gives a keynote speech on the ‘new space age’
  • 14.00 Theresa May delivers a speech at the India Day business summit
  • 18.00 Environment Secretary Michael Gove speaks at the food farming and countryside commission report launch for the RSA

Order Paper Highlights

House of Commons

  • 11.30 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Questions
  • Ten Minute Rule Motion: Flexible Working
  • Presentation of the Domestic Abuse Bill
  • 14.45 Former UK ambassador Sir Ivan Rogers questioned by Foreign Affairs committee on future relationship with EU