A vocal Brexiteer, a vocal critic of the Government’s plans, and two newly-elected MPs (Simon Clarke and Vicky Ford) were unsuccessful in the race.
Posts Tagged: Peter Bone MP
Alex Morton: Of course it’s hard to escape a would-be superstate. The very difficulty demonstrates why we’re leaving.
May should make a virtue of the complexity.
Matters might reach a point at which although Brexit is not blocked, orderly government becomes impossible.
The current procedures are unsustainable, unbalanced and undemocratic.
There were 26 critical questions from Conservative backbenchers on the Government’s EU referendum leaflet yesterday and 5 supportive ones.
Twenty five Tory MPs joined Labour and the SNP in opposing liberalisation, and provided the Government’s margin of defeat.
For unity’s sake, Tories are going to have to be relaxed about seeing party members on the other side of the EU campaign to themselves, alongside politicians from other parties.
We’re bloody-minded, independent and stubborn at our best – it should perhaps be no surprise that we can be difficult to manage.
It was perfectly possible to foresee where undecided voters were likely to go when at last they got round to making up their minds.
Election sketch: Northamptonshire Conservatives (including Mrs Bone) hope to persuade voters that UKIP is redundant
Peter Bone in Wellingborough, and Tom Pursglove in Corby, are campaigning on a staunchly Eurosceptic platform. Mrs Bone approves, but rather wishes it was all over.
More than eight out of ten people in North Northamptonshire want to quit the EU.
Their reaction suggests that Cameron’s vow of more powers to Scotland is unacceptable to the Parliamentary Party as it stands.
While the reshuffle dominated talk in the village, the Data Retention and Investigatory Bill was hurtling through the Commons.
He could have then called, and won, a second General Election. So why did he strike a deal with the Lib Dems?
By challenging the German system of consensus politics, Cameron made himself a hero for a day.