The results of yesterday’s Select Committee elections weren’t at all bad for the Brexiteers – or Conservative Friends of Israel, for that matter.
The number of rebels has risen; it is concentrated among post-2005 intake Tories, and in seats that are either marginal or were until recently.
Some backbenchers are unhappy that people who already have a job as a PPS have been allowed to stand.
Plus: A masturbatory act of self-indulgence on a grand scale. And: The backbone of a goldfish and the principles of a harridan.
Despite the amendment attempt, and Labour attempts to talk the Bill out, the 2017 referendum is still on track.
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