Short of backing Labour in a no-confidence vote, rebels can only make such a departure more chaotic and hope the Prime Minister buckles.
It’s a politically sensitive subject and the Government has a lot on its plate, but the Treasury is right to be concerned with ensuring value for money.
As predicted, they have scarcely profited from the collapse of UKIP – and now Abolish the Assembly is mounting a challenge for the unionist vote.
His campaigning on behalf of ex-servicemen helped him see off Graham Brady, Tracey Crouch and Dominic Grieve.
The Attorney General saw off strong competition from Michael Gove and Sajid Javid, with Liz Truss missing out on a podium spot.
Keir Starmer takes a distant second, with Anna Soubry and Tony Blair failing to make much of an impact.
Half of all respondents nominated the ERG Chairman, with another quarter voting for Dominic Raab.
Brexiteers take the podium spots, but Tracey Crouch wins an honourable mention for her stand on fixed-odds betting terminals.
His focus on leftish politics and local campaigning built the party into a potent force, but left it badly exposed to the dangers of coalition with the Conservatives.
Also: possible breakthrough for devoscepticism as ‘Abolish the Assembly’ projected to win seats; and Scottish Tories embroiled in EU referendum row.
Tory MPs were elected on a manifesto which affirmed that “…we continue to believe that no deal is better than a bad deal for the UK.”
Artificial restrictions have created huge competitive pressure on places, but lowering standards is not the answer.
The Labour leader is under mounting pressure to support a second referendum – but time is against one, and he knows it.
If you’d had to guess which of their MPs would rebel on the deal, Lamont and Ross wouldn’t have made the top six.
Over half of party members favour ‘No Deal’ as their first preference, and more than seven in ten believe defeat on Tuesday means it time to go.