Maitland/AMO Morning Political Monitor – Tuesday 18 June 2019

18th June 2019

Driving the Day

HAMMOND PREPARED TO QUIT: Philip Hammond is so frustrated by Theresa May’s plans to spend billions of pounds on projects to shore up her legacy that he considered resigning, according to government sources. The chancellor is unhappy with the prime minister’s decision to set out plans to spend up to £27bn on education over three years, including building new schools and paying teachers higher wages. He is understood to believe May should not be binding the hands of her successor with big spending commitments.

GOVE’S FINAL CALL: Michael Gove has called for the final two candidates in the conservative leadership race to be people who “believe in Brexit”. His comments came as Conservative MPs prepared to hold their second leadership ballot on Tuesday, with only candidates who get the at least 33 votes – and do not come last – allowed to stay in the race.


On Manoeuvres

  • The Conservative party hold their second ballot for the leadership election
  • Prime Minister Theresa May hosts a reception for the Green for Grenfell campaign to commemorate the 72 victims of the fire at Grenfell Tower two years ago
  • International Trade Secretary Liam Fox continues his visit to Turkey
  • Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd and Lord Feldman speak at a Policy Exchange/ConHome panel event on the Conservative’s chances of winning in Canterbury and Middlesborough at the same time (1:00pm)
  • Economic Secretary to the Treasury John Glen (8:45am), Tom Tugendhat MP (11:00am), Chris Leslie MP (11:15am) and Nicky Morgan MP (12:45pm) speak at the CityUK annual conference
  • Culture Minister Ed Vaizer and DCMS Committee Chair Damian Collins speak at an Intelligence Squared debate on Facebook and damage to society (7:00pm)
  • Brexit party leader Nigel Farage speaks at a Telegraph event on Brexit (7:15pm)
  • Ian Lucas MP and Vicky Ford MP attend a Foreign Policy Centre event on how Russia, the UK and EU are seeking to regulate the internet (6:00pm)

Order Paper Highlights

  • 11:30am: Health and Social Care Questions (Topicals at 12:15pm)
  • Ten Minute Rule Motion: Domestic Energy Efficiency Plan (Sarah Newton, Con, Truro and Falmouth)
  • Adjournment Debate: Bank holidays in 2020 (Derek Thomas, Con, St Ives)
  • 9:30 am -11:00 am: Continued importance of international humanitarian law in protecting civilians in conflict (Ann Clwyd, Lab, Cynon Valley)
  • 11:00 am -11:30 am: Attracting diplomatic representation to Wales (Ben Lake, Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion)
  • 2:30 pm-4:00 pm: Teaching migration in the history curriculum (Helen Hayes, Lab, Dulwich and West Norwood)

Reports and statistics

  • The House of Commons Justice Committee publishes a report on the role of the magistracy
  • The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee publishes the Government’s response to its report on fashion and sustainability
  • The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee publishes a report on avoidable deaths from eating disorders
  • The Health Foundation publishes a report on funding and rising demand jeopardising the NHS Long Term Plan
  • The Institute for Voluntary Action Research publishes a report exploring how ‘imaginable’ and ‘usable’ technology is for small voluntary organisations