“The precise nature and timing of this debate will to some extent depend on the outcomes of this week’s European Council.”
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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.
Javid almost doubles his rating after his decisive handling of Begum. Meanwhile Rudd, Gauke and Clark all fall. And Grayling plumbs new depths.
In trying to find a way across, and to secure the votes she needs from Labour MPs, the Prime Minister risks unintended consequences.
If May backs a Brexit extension once, why wouldn’t she do so again? And U-turn on a second referendum too?
The words of Gordon Brown to Tony Blair echo in our ears. “There is nothing that you could say to me now that I could ever believe”.
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.
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.