I am a speaker at the Europe Conference “This time it’s different” in Copenhagen today. There is no live stream by default, so I will use Bambuser to stream my speech. That, and my slides, are below.
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If Number 10 tries this *and* insists on Grayling, the chances it loses must be pretty high. It’d be sensible to calm down just now instead, not be even more vindictive...
Govt don't need to amend Justice + Security Act (which governs ISC) to remove Lewis.
They can table a cttee of selection motion, hold 90 min debate + then vote on floor of whole house
Wd cause huge row + expose as fiction the No.10 line that ISC chooses chair (as statute states)