This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
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They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
The dismay the electorate showed for them last is being ignored. That makes it much harder for whoever becomes the Leader of the Opposition to establish any credibility.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
The chairs of the 1922 Policy Boards are joined by a range of MPs and peers, all of whom will aid Skidmore’s work.
With over 1,000 responses in, the Tory grassroots appear to believe that May would be right to abandon Blair’s precedent and act on the royal prerogative.
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Patel and Seely win Foreign Affairs committee places. Simon Clarke is elected to the Treasury committee.
The results of yesterday’s Select Committee elections weren’t at all bad for the Brexiteers – or Conservative Friends of Israel, for that matter.
The new Defence Secretary’s rawness may make him more likely to dig in against the Treasury than otherwise – precisely because he has a point to prove.
Iain Dale: This week’s media assault on Leadsom is astonishing – and she has done well to survive it
Plus: the downfall of Boles. This Eagle won’t fly. What to do with Gove? Cameron should become Foreign Secretary. And: Out there in the country, Blair is still popular.
The Government should order group troops to fight if it so decides. The Commons should then question its actions, debate them and vote on them. That is the right way round.
Twenty five Tory MPs joined Labour and the SNP in opposing liberalisation, and provided the Government’s margin of defeat.
From Reggie to Dessie: Calling all Tory MPs. If in doubt of your sexuality, please consult Dr Sarah Wollaston or Dr Phillip Lee
Plus: Soames makes his way towards a gender-neutral loo. Lunch with Tyrie, lunch with Kirby. The Shipley Strangler strikes again. And: George Simpson saves the day.
Some backbenchers are unhappy that people who already have a job as a PPS have been allowed to stand.
I shall ignore Mr Afriyie’s egotistical blandishments, and support the realistic, achievable way to sort out the EU mess instead.