It may have produced Anna Soubry – but it also gave us a mixed cross-section of Tories, including Conor Burns, Esther McVey, Priti Patel and Liz Truss.
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Trashing last Friday’s event is doubtless fun for Conservative commentators, but not the right course at all for the Conservative Party.
This week’s National Family Hubs Fair and Conference brought together around 50 organisations that are committed to supporting families.
The Chief Whip has enjoyed something of a boost from last month’s victories on crucial votes, but the overall picture reflects a settled disenchantment.
Neither is at all likely indeed to succeed May if they nod reluctant assent to any scheme to sign up to the Customs Union – which might not succeed in any event.
The biggest defeat in modern times and the largest Tory rebellion won’t stop her trying to resurrect her deal.
Nicky Morgan: Imperfect, certainly. But May’s plan avoids the twin perils of No Deal and No Brexit. The Commons should back it.
Supporting the deal would also prevent several other things – such as the possibibility of a truly socialist government taking over.
The anger expressed on the Conservative benches reflected the anger felt in many a humble home.
The Leader of the House asks Bercow to confirm what advice he received from the Commons staff about his controversial ruling on the Grieve Amendment.
Meanwhile, Leadsom makes huge gains following her rebuke to the Speaker over alleged sexist remarks.
Both the Leader of the Opposition and the Speaker of the House set a sorry example to the nation yesterday.
The Chamber was filled for a long time with clouds of canting, self-righteous, ludicrously overblown protest.
The Leader of the House raised a point of order: if MPs should apologise for calling another ‘stupid woman’, why hasn’t the Speaker?
Chris White: A guide to what could happen in the Commons this week as tomorrow’s vote on May’s deal looms
I set out the various permutations – and translate what the amendments to the Government’s motion mean.
ConHome’s Cabinet League Table. Everyone’s rating is down – and half of the top table is now in negative territory. Worst ever results.
Not for the faint-hearted. Contains intense violence, blood and gore, strong language and Philip Hammond.