The speeding up of turnover rates has almost nothing to do with shifts to the right or left, and much more to do with wider cultural change in Parliament.
Posts Tagged: Jo Johnson MP
Our guestimate of the numbers. Letwin’s amendment should pass. But were Johnson’s deal voted on, it would be too close to call.
On a vote on the deal, our calculation is that the Government will lose by two – though that bypasses abstentions. But such a vote is very unlikely today,
Plus: Will the 21 rebels get the whip back? And: The Tories need younger members, and so does everyone else.
The fundamental mistake of the Brexiteers domestically is that they have mistaken a moral argument for a political one.
Many are choosing to depart at an age which would have been very unusual in earlier times, and each gives Johnson a new chance to reshape the parliamentary party.
The data for this was collected before the Government’s string of Commons defeats – next month’s may look rather different.
The Jo Johnson resignation: not fratricide, but the most logical and honourable response to an intolerable conflict of interest
He has resigned because his profound loyalty to his brother cannot be reconciled with his profound opposition to a no deal Brexit.
Iain Dale: Bracknell, Broadland, Tunbridge Wells, Conservative candidacies and my future. A statement.
Plus: my profound sense of unease at the withdrawal of the whip from 21 Conservative MPs.
“In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest… time for others to take on my role as MP and minister”, says Jo.
Javid pips Johnson and Rees-Mogg to the top of the podium in our first Cabinet League Table of the new Government
Meanwhile Ruth Davidson, so often one of the highest-scoring politicians, is at the bottom of the chart after her row with Johnson and strong line against No Deal.
A rolling list of all the senior members of the new Government. As we write, we have the Cabinet list plus those entitled to attend.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
The list includes the three who resigned from the Government this evening – and Green, one of the Prime Minister’s oldest allies.
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.