The Government won the division during yesterday’s consideration of the Trade Bill by 18 votes.
Posts Tagged: Julian Lewis MP
Arrested by the KGB for bringing in leaflets supporting multilateral disarmament, I was “banned for life” from returning.
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
Lewis becomes the first Conservative MP to lose the whip during this Parliament. But he may not be the last.
For the Party to take it off him is one thing; for the Government to recast the committee, or try to, would be quite another.
Johnson will want no distractions from Brexit this summer, but history suggests that he may get one – in the Straits of Hormuz.
The Leader of the Opposition took the chance to do a bit of electioneering by praising Tony Blair’s achievements.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
“The Irish certainly won’t. The British certainly won’t. So unless the EU Army plans to march in and build it, surely it can never happen?”
The Foreign Secretary’s score is up by 20 points. Grayling now brings up the rear – and Bradley is in the red.
“I can break her” – Williamson’s war for defence spending intensifies, and targets the Prime Minister
What is the Defence Secretary up to? Why now? And is the extraordinary threat he is reported to have made true?
Also: Welsh Tories criticise Jones’ delayed departure; Welsh Labour row over voting reform continues; Trimble attacks ‘scaremongering’ over Ulster; and more.
She cited the attack in Salisbury: “We cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised….in Syria, on the streets of the UK…
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Brexit has transformed the context in which we plan our security. Commitments to our European neighbours and Global Britain require more money.
WATCH: “I’ve always seen two per cent as a base” for defence spending, not a ceiling, says Williamson
The Defence Secretary made the remark in his first Commons outing in his new role.