The Government won the division during yesterday’s consideration of the Trade Bill by 18 votes.
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Henry Hill: As the election looms, the tide seems finally to be turning against the Scottish Nationalists
A string of polls have found both the SNP falling short of an overall majority and the Union outpolling independence.
It’s clearer than ever that the Scottish Government is covering things up. But that is likely not enough to bring down Sturgeon before May’s elections.
The Budget should be a big reset moment for post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. It risks being lost amidst a rush to tax rises.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
“We have been terrific at pure research, and useless at translational research.” What our industrial strategy should aim to change.
The best way of thinking about it isn’t to fix one’s gaze on direct subsidies, but to look wider – at our failure to turn British ideas into British prosperity.
Judging by its social media activity, the National Union of Students’ main current focus is ‘decolonising the curriculum’.
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
If the Spartans hadn’t held out against the pleas of our colleagues then Britain would have been trapped in a customs union with no way out.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
A Conservative leader can afford to take on his left or his right – but not the 1922 Committee’s Executive
The Brady amendment is part of the developing story of a clash between leaders and backbenchers over Party management, culture and MPs’ status.
David Gauke: Johnson’s Covid policy – and why it’s opening up a rift between him and his traditional Tory supporters
If he is to take the necessary steps to get a Brexit deal (and I hope he does), he is going to have to defy those instincts on a second issue, too.
Benedict Rogers: It’s time for Raab to bring Magnitsky sanctions to bear on those oppressing Hong Kong
The Foreign Secretary helped to author this important legislation. If Britain is to continue to take a robust stance against Beijing, he must now use it,
Iain Dale: How many Cabinet members would make your fantasy Cabinet? I count five. And it gets worse…
Plus: incompetence, resignations, non-resignations, reputations, my holiday, Any Questions and Finkelstein’s book.
The Education Secretary must lead school openings in less than a month. Which is why his Department needs new leadership now.
Johnson will almost certainly decide to tough it out. But he will have a big problem if school returns prove tricky.