A mass of ERG and other hard Brexiteers band together with a liberal sprinkling of Remainers.
Dagenham and Rainham, Bury South, Cardiff North and Bassetlaw are among the new tranche seeking a Conservative candidate.
His association executive is expected to demand tonight that he makes his intentions clear. But the constitution allows him to simply refuse to answer.
“Defence will be pivotal in reinforcing Britain’s role as an outward-looking nation.” Williamson’s speech to the RUSI – full text
“If we are to live up to our global role then our armed forces must continue to be a lethal fighting force fully adapted to the demands of 21st-century warfare.”
The latest email to local members confirms ConservativeHome’s recent report.
We have received full details of the plan and offer it without comment for the interest of our readers.
“A nation is a human thing. Influence is, at least in part, a reflection of our own self confidence.” Fox’s speech to Policy Exchange – full text
“We have so much to offer – to ourselves and to the world around us. A confident Britain will help build a confident future for all.”
Details of the proposals negotiated to try to bring the Conservative Party together.
The amendment passed by 317 to 301 – and seven Labour MPs rebelled to back it.
In the night’s only defeat for the Government, it passed by 318 votes to 310 – and with the largest rebellion from Conservative MPs.
Despite their support, the amendment fell by 322 to 290 votes.
The proposal was defeated by 321 to 301 votes.
Freeman joins the rebellion. But the amendment fell by 321 to 298.
The role of these MPs in pro-Leave seats abstaining on or voting against the Cooper amendment in defiance of the whip was crucial.
If it passes, a signal will be sent that the Commons is likely to take control of Brexit policy – even if the Brady amendment also passes.