Some would-be rebels switched sides at the last minute, while at least three others abstained.
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“If you’re innocent, you have nothing to worry about, let the process take its natural course and the right will come out in the end.”
The rebels are right – Universal Credit is a good reform, endangered by a poor decision on its implementation
Ministers would do well to listen to their colleagues who want to improve – not destroy – this laudable change to the welfare system.
It needs investment, but is a vast improvement on the system it replaces. The MPs who want a delay are misguided.
Interview: David Burrowes, occasional rebel, constant Christian – and a backbench force to be reckoned with
The MP for Enfield Southgate helped to sink tax credit and Sunday Trading changes – and now has eye on the Government’s housing benefit plans for young people.
The seven Conservative MPs who rebelled over a Parliamentary vote on a Brexit deal. Osborne abstains.
Nicky Morgan also didn’t vote, along with Ben Howlett and Nick Herbert.
These often under-recognised services provide essential support to a wide range of this country’s vulnerable citizens.
Interview: Nicholas Soames compares Brexiteers to an Alsatian that must be kicked “really hard in the balls”
He regrets the resignation of IDS, condemns Liam Fox, and says the press has grotesquely exaggerated the Government’s difficulties.
Twenty five Tory MPs joined Labour and the SNP in opposing liberalisation, and provided the Government’s margin of defeat.
Cameron’s leadership, the Coalition, Europe. It was meant to be a time of Tory schism. It hasn’t been, so far.
The Prime Minister’s victory oration in Manchester beat two celebrated maiden speeches and a cussed defence of the Speaker.
The number of rebels has risen; it is concentrated among post-2005 intake Tories, and in seats that are either marginal or were until recently.
Tory MPs would have forced changes to Osborne’s tax credit plan in any event. Are they really up for the tough decisions that deficit reduction requires?
From Reggie to Dessie: “Corbyn emerged like a badly-dressed Christmas tree, and was smoothed down by a Palace Footman.”
Plus: Portaloos for the Lords Car Park. My ancestor’s exploits at Agincourt. The Spectre of Mel Stride. And: Priti Patel at the Male, Pale and Stale.
“I hope we will see again those gems of prudence and wise judgement that drew me to the Conservative Party before it is too late.”