I found an incredibly likeable person – but although he knuckled down and scored some successes, he was better placed as Chief Whip than Defence Secretary.
Posts Tagged: Andrea Leadsom MP
Andrew Goodfellow: I know all about attack dossiers. Here’s why Tory leadership candidates shouldn’t deploy them on their rivals.
The only person who would gain is Corbyn. Instead, let sunshine win the day – make a positive case for yourself and your vision for the nation.
Our conferences give members the chance to speak and put questions to senior Party figures, and our training equips activists to take on the Left.
Our system needs a means of ensuring that a Remain Parliament honours a Leave referendum – and that this principle is applied more broadly.
WATCH: Leadsom assures Marr that a “no deal” would “not be nearly as bad as many like to think it would be”
“We would survive and thrive there is no doubt about that….the civil service have done an amazing job of ensuring we minimise the problems.”
Plus: What would it take to get the Cabinet leavers to resign? Clarke’s Maastricht Treaty Customs Union moment. And: in defence of Robbie Gibb.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Leadsom is unbelievably rude to Clarke while Letwin leads a conservative revolution
The Leader of the House is as cloth-eared as Jeremy Corbyn when it comes to dealing with her own backbenchers.
Chris White: A guide to today’s indicative votes – and their significance, as the legislature seizes power from the executive
This week has seen Parliament grab control, and this has serious implications for the practices of responsible government.
May should go in mid-April. But attempts to appoint a successor uncontested will only stir further chaos in the hen coop.
Leadsom seems to be the only one with lead in her pencil. All she needs now is to grow big fat hairy balls.
The Speaker offers a distillation of his signature style.
“The precise nature and timing of this debate will to some extent depend on the outcomes of this week’s European Council.”
The 187 Tory MPs, including six Cabinet Ministers, who voted against the Prime Minister’s motion to extend Article 50
Almost two thirds of the parliamentary Conservative Party opposed it, alongside the DUP and a handful of others.
As a free vote, this may give us the clearest picture of the divisions at the very top of the Party over how to approach Brexit.
Plus: What anti-Muslim prejudice? I know of a Tory branch that moved their meeting from a pub in an attempt to make a Muslim member feel more comfortable.