The former award explodes the conspiracy theory that honours are being given only to backers of May’s deal.
“Because you have the right to have a Defense Secretary whose views are better aligned with yours…I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.”
Boles’s Association Chairman calls his No Deal threat “not patriotic”. In reply, he sticks to his guns, citing his “duty to the country”
Philip Sagar warns that it “has already reignited the calls for [the MP’s] deselection from party members” and could amount to “an act of personal political suicide”.
The danger zone is between about 105 to 120 or more votes against her – i.e: a slice more than a third of the vote.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
Link to the Commons’ Library briefing paper, publicly available via the Parliament website.
Also including: Twickenham, Battersea, Croydon Central, Kingston and Surbiton, and Dewsbury.
“The Government will step up its work in preparation for [no deal] and the Cabinet will hold further discussions on it this week.”
We have the full list from the New Progressive Democratic Liberal National Coalition Party – including a three-way Northern Ireland jobshare.
“If we broker an honourable compromise…we will pass the test that history has set for us today.” May’s Commons speech. Full text.
“This debate.. is not about whether we could have taken a different path in the past, but which road we should take from here.”
Some favour a Second Referendum; others, EEA membership. But they have combined to deal the Prime Minister a second bloody blow in a single day.
The DUP also voted with the Opposition. The earlier Government amendment to the motion fell by four votes.
“The divisions of the referendum need to be consigned to the past. Now is the time to…lead our country to a future of freedom, success, and prosperity.”
“It is frankly disgraceful that the Chancellor…has not published the underlying assumptions.” Davis’ speech on forecasting. Full Text.
“The truth is that the Treasury is more often wrong than right. And the same goes for the OBR.”
“This deal honours the result of the referendum.” The Prime Minister’s Commons statement on the Brexit deal. Full text.
“No-one knows what would happen if this deal doesn’t pass. It would open the door to more division and more uncertainty, with all the risks that will entail.”