A guarantee of a legally binding change to the backstop, and a more vague promise not to go on and on as leader, both present challenges.
Posts Tagged: 1922 Committee
Sir Graham Brady’s announcement of the voting figures came as an icy shock to the Prime Minister’s supporters.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
The challenge is on – and has been rushed forward in timing that helps May. None the less, a simple majority for her might not be enough.
“Tory MPs need to think…do they want Theresa May leading us into the next election?”. Plus: what she could have done to prevent him writing his letter.
“It’s very likely that the Prime Minister would win a confidence vote. Then there would be a 12 month gap before it could happen again.”
Robert Halfon: How the patronising metropolitan elites wrinkled up their noses at more money for potholes
Plus: Unsung Conservative heroes. The Centre for Rocket Studies. And: why do we need the traditional, three-year University course?
Plus: Chinese whispers, Whitehall moves – and a Budget that is set to target business rather than taxpayers.
Chris Skidmore: How the Conservative Policy Commission will play its part in drawing up the next general election manifesto
I hope this work, which entails listening to party members, communities and businesses, will help to shape the future thinking of the Party.
Patriots first and foremost. The post-war Tories who showed that it is usual in politics to be baffled and indecisive.
In his new book,Richard Ritchie tells the story of the Progress Trust, an influential group of Tory backbenchers set up during the Second World War.
Iain Dale: Will May challenge her critics to put up or shut up – and herself get a confidence ballot staged?
Plus: John Lewis blames Brexit. Juncker gets a drink. BBC stasis at Question Time and PM. And: Trump can’t emote.
Where bungling the burka row has got the Conservative Party. Damned if it investigates Johnson. And damned if it doesn’t.
Any proceedings against him under the Party’s Code of Conduct threaten a cats-cradle of conflicts of interest and breaches of natural justice.
Will there be further resignations? Will the 48 letters go to Sir Graham Brady? If the 48 letters do go in, will May win – and survive?
Henry Newman: Navigating the EU Withdrawal Bill through unamended without a majority is nightmarish – but possible
Labour have sunk efforts to trap us in the Single Market. A compromise should kick the Customs Union can down the road. Which leaves the ‘meaningful’ vote.
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.