Maitland/AMO Morning Political Monitor – Wednesday 26 June 2019

26th June 2019

Driving the Day

TRUST IN ME: The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg interviewed Boris Johnson on Monday night to eke out prime ministerial plans and last night she spoke to Jeremy Hunt to find out his. According to Mr Hunt, the Conservative Party members need to be confident that they can trust a future Prime Minister to go to Brussels and “bring back that deal”. This comes in stark contrast to Mr Johnson’s declaration that he would ensure Britain left the EU “do or die ” by 31 October 2019.

LABOUR’S THEORY OF EVOLUTION: Following a Shadow Cabinet meeting that was touted as a potential “habemus papam” moment which would see Jeremy Corbyn confirm the Labour Party’s position on Brexit as being pro-remain, the reality was apparently yet another delay. The Huffington Post reported that Chancellor John McDonnell referred to the party’s evolving position on Brexit as “a slow-moving car crash”.


On Manoeuvres

  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Jeremy Wright  and Education Secretary Damian Hinds speak at the annual NSPCC conference on the safety of children on the internet
  • International Development Secretary Rory Stewart visits a school in North London to discuss global development goals
  • International Trade Secretary Liam Fox speaks at a Telegraph event on international trade policy
  • Health Minister Caroline Dinenage delivers a speech at the Health Plus Care conference
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Andrew Stephenson, speaks at an Motorcycle Industry Association event on powered light vehicles
  • Sir Graham Brady MP, DUP Leader Arlene Foster, Lord Adonis and Lord Bew speak at a Policy Exchange event on the Irish Backstop
  • Michael Fallon MP and Tom Tugendhat MP speak at a Policy Exchange event on the rise of China
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg MP speaks at a Policy Exchange event on social care

Order Paper Highlights

House of Commons

  • 11:30am: Wales Questions (Topicals at 11:53am).
  • 12:00pm: Prime Minister’s Questions.
  • Ten Minute Rule Motion: Football Regulation (Christian Matheson, City of Chester, Lab)
  • Opposition Day Debate: Immigration (SNP)
  • General Debate on Armed Forces Day
  • Adjournment Debate: Disabled access to Thirsk railway station (Kevin Hollinrake, Con, Thrisk and Malton)
  • Westminster Hall – 11:00 am – 11:30 am: Government policy on heated tobacco (Mr David Jones, Con, Clwyd West)
  • Westminster Hall – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Replacement of EU structural funds for Least Developed Regions (Paul Blomfield, Lab, Sheffield Central)
  • Select Committees – Exiting the European Union Committee (9:15am, Boothroyd Room), techUK, British Chambers of Commerce, ICAEW and RIBA give evidence on progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal
  • Select Committees – Treasury Committee (10:15am, Thatcher Room), Dr Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England and others give evidence on the Bank of England’s inflation reports
  • Select Committees – International Development Committee (3:00pm, Thatcher Room), Roy Stewart and others give evidence on priorities and the UK’s progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

House of Lords

  • 3:00pm: Questions on theft of metal from churches; the ability of future generations to meet their own needs; social care, and homophobic attacks
  • Third reading of the Census (Return Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Bill
  • Second reading of the National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill
  • Order to change the target in the Climate Change Act 2008 to 2050, and a motion to regret
  • Regulations regarding safeguarding vulnerable groups, victims and witnesses in Scotland

Reports and statistics

  • The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee publishes a report on planning and the broken housing market
  • The Local Government Association publishes analysis on councils sharing services and saving taxpayers money
  • The Investment Association publishes a report on investment management firms delivering for customers and the wider economy in a changing world