Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Number 10 drops its threat to go ‘on strike’

One of the defining themes of this week has been the government threatening to do something dramatic, before manifestly not carrying out that threat. We’ve had No. 10 sources claiming Boris Johnson would pull his Withdrawal Agreement Bill if MPs voted down the programme motion, only for the Prime Minister to announce he is ‘pausing’ it, before then making a bid to the Labour Party to resurrect the legislation with a longer timetable.

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Isabel Hardman
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Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and author of Why We Get the Wrong Politicians. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

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