The proposal was defeated by 321 to 301 votes.
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Freeman joins the rebellion. But the amendment fell by 321 to 298.
The ‘Malthouse Compromise’ hopes to unite Leaver and Remainer backbenchers ‘Tory Brexiteers and Remainers have thrashed out an “olive branch”… Read more »
Maybe this new-party-with-a-charismatic-leader thing isn’t as easy as people imagined.
Trouble in Grantham – Boles’s association executive intends to accelerate deselection proceedings against him
He would have the right to a full ballot of the local membership. But an already strained local relationship, combined with Brexit, makes it an uphill struggle.
Is it reasonable to expect more political benefit from record numbers in employment, record numbers of vacancies, and wages rising faster than inflation?
What exactly are Benn, Cooper and Boles, Creasy, Grieve, Reeves and Corbyn proposing?
Not only would he hand control to a minority of MPs, but the supposed cross-party requirement would count defectors as endorsement from the Government benches.
Corbyn is intensely vague on the topic – and is doing his very best to remain so.
The names of all 118 Conservatives who voted against the proposal, and the four Opposition MPs who voted for it.
Plus a further 29 probable or possible opponents. It’s decision day: when it ends, we will know who did what.
Scepticism is always a healthy attitude – but the spin being pumped out this weekend merits even more than normal.
If anything, the longer it drags on, the closer he believes he is coming to achieving his real goal.
Bercow had already harmed the role of Speaker. But his latest intervention threatens to do irreparable damage.
MPs cheering on some temporary political advantage may come to rue the day the Commons gave up the concept of an impartial, respected champion.
Brexiteer MPs believe such hints are being leaked to try to frighten them. But some in Government have indeed toyed with the idea.