Bad news for arch-Remoaners like Nick Clegg, Ken Clarke and Peter Mandelson: popular support for the UK remaining a EU member is dropping according to a Saga-Populus opinion poll published earlier in the week. The poll reveals that if there were a second EU referendum now, more would vote Leave than did in June; overall support for Leave was up 2% and Remain was down by 1%. Further bad news comes to them from the new Speaker for the House of Lords, Lord Fowler, who has vowed that the upper house will not do anything to block or hinder Brexit. And Angela Smith, the Labour leader in the Lords, concurs: "We will scrutinise. We will examine. But we will not block."