Most of the action has been over Covid-related divisions. And most of the dissenters are from older intakes.
Posts Tagged: Christopher Chope MP
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
From calling the measures “dystopian”, to criticising Whitty and Vallance’s latest graph, there were some scathing speeches.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
Philip Davies: Better Off Out – the campaign that shattered Westminster’s taboo about leaving the EU
The first of our mini-series on the road to Brexit recalls the watershed moment when the idea entered the political mainstream.
A dedicated band of Conservative pro-Brexit holdouts stands ready to perish rather than let May’s deal pass.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
WATCH: Truss on Chope – “I was absolutely appalled. I’m going to speak to him this week. I want to see him change his mind.”
She says that she wants to win him round to her point of view, and doesn’t approve of the current deselection mania.
The Moggcast. “There clearly is a Brexit dividend” but “the IFS and the Bank of England carry on with Project Fear”
Rees-Mogg argues “the upskirting ban should have been a Government Bill” from the outset, not left to backbenchers. Plus: is he watching the World Cup?
Nicky Morgan: Chope’s upskirting ban veto, and no-deal hard Brexiteers – fellow travellers in the campaign to wreck modernisation
It says it all, really, that an older male Tory MP should object to outlawing a sexual crime which makes use of twenty-first century technology.
That a group of Tory MPs routinely block Private Members Bills is well known. Why did ministers allow this law to proceed in that vulnerable way?
From the politicisation of committees and the near-deification of Corbyn to the absurd ‘fake news’ row over ‘Hatgate’, the parallels are troubling.
Sir Graham Brady, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Dame Cheryl Gillan, and Sir Chris Chope gain well deserved recognition.
A vocal Brexiteer, a vocal critic of the Government’s plans, and two newly-elected MPs (Simon Clarke and Vicky Ford) were unsuccessful in the race.