An influential voice and well respected, the ERG politician has put his beliefs ahead of short-term career opportunism.
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They owe him and Johnson their seats – and won’t save themselves by turning on him. If necessary, they should lose the whip.
As ERG Chairman his unyielding opposition to May’s Deal proved to be of great significance.
Stephen Booth: An inconvenient truth for Remainers and Leavers alike. This was the result that the EU wanted.
Leo Varadkar summed it up by saying, “I think it’s a positive thing that we have a decisive outcome in Britain.”
David Gauke: An election won. But a year on: “You promised us you’d get Brexit done, but all we hear about is Brexit”
Twelve months on from Thursday’s election, Johnson faces an unpalatable choice – and Cabinet resignations…
In 2010, Eric Pickles gave my intake the benefit of his experience. Now, in turn, I offer a few lessons I’ve picked up.
David Gauke: When your bell rings in December, you expect to be sung a carol – not asked how you’re going to vote
The result of a general election next month would by no means be a foregone conclusion.
The Malthouse Amendment experience of different people coming together shows that unity is possible.
It may not be agreed at all with the EU – and if it is the numbers in the Commons are very tight indeed by our calculation.
(Assuming that the House indeed meets this weekend and assuming again that there are any votes.)
If it happens, he must not just win but keep the backing of the DUP, Spartans, Labour rebels and as many of the whipless 21 as he can – and stave off a referendum too.
We can begin to see how a deal can now be agreed and then pass Parliament. But the obstacles are still formidable.
You might blame Parliament for the fact that the Prime Minister will have broken his promise but Parliament didn’t force him to make that promise.
In the end, it may well prefer to hold out for a general election – and the likelihood of a Brexit delay – in the hope that something better turns up.
The new Leader of the House on how he was “gulled” by Theresa May over Brexit, and why it’s “a little bit premature” to talk about resigning if the October deadline isn’t met.