The Government won the division during yesterday’s consideration of the Trade Bill by 18 votes.
Posts Tagged: Bob Blackman MP
Housing First is essential but not sufficient – if there are as many non-UK nationals sleeping on the streets post-Covid as before.
Mattie Heaven: Iran’s government is a terrorist regime. British Ministers must face this truth – and act on it.
Maintaining the current diplomatic relations would be a devastating mistake – potentially with fatal consequences.
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
Peter Oborne & Jan-Peter Westad: Conservative MPs with Muslim constituents are starting to speak up about Kashmir
This week marks a bleak anniversary for those from the former princely state. But there’s a new corrective to the Tory pro-India tilt.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
Many are vulnerable people in need of specialist help. Far better use could be made of the existing Public Health budget.
Both men sit broadly on the centre-right of the Parliamentary Party. That there is no candidate from the centre-left is a sign of internal change.
Not being white remains the number one demographic predictor of not voting Tory.
Robert Halfon: If you don’t like the backstop and you want a Brexit deal done quickly, there’s only one answer: Common Market 2.0
I voted for the Prime Minister’s deal today. But the Commons didn’t – and we now all need a positive alternative.
Philip Davies, a famously long-standing and committed Brexiteer, is among their number.
We understand that 88 other Tory backbenchers didn’t vote on it, including Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
The point here is the electoral trade-off between what could plausibly happen in the capital and the provinces – with Corbyn entering Downing Street in consequence.