He was Theresa May’s PPS when she was Home Secretary, and has also been her PPS since she became Prime Minister.
The former Trade Minister has not just put Boris Johnson in a tight spot, but might have just made a high-profile entry into the race for his old job.
Does the narrowness of the win signal further problems to come, or has the Government headed off the revolt?
This form of words citing the Speaker is the gambit by which ministers and whips hope to avert a Grieve-led rebellion today.
“It is a problem that a typical NHS Clinical Commissioning Group negotiates over 200 different legal contracts with other, different, parts of the NHS. It is too bureaucratic.”
We published an article by the former Minister trailing his new book, and will be linking to each of its chapters as they are released.
The Prime Minister has appointed a reliable loyalist, but does this indicate confidence, or caution?
Seventy-five MPs disobeyed Corbyn to back the EEA, joined by three Conservatives. And six more Labour frontbenchers resigned.
May’s concession buys off most rebels – but Clarke and Soubry still support the “meaningful vote” amendment
Meanwhile, five Labour MPs rebelled in the opposite direction.
Some divisions on House of Lords amendments are expected to be closer than others. MPs will have further deliberations tomorrow…
“When [it] is able to set out an achievable, clearly defined path…it should go to the people, once again, to seek their confirmation.”
We now wait to see whether the Remainer rebels will hold their fire until after the June council, and wait for the Customs and Trade Bills.
The two Conservative MPs have been included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
That May-Davis agreement in full. There’s an expectation of an end date to the backstop of December 2021.
“There are a range of options for how a time limit could be delivered, which the UK will propose and discuss with the EU.”
“Over recent years innovation has declined, and growth has stalled, because capital has not been allocated to productive investment.”