The candidates for the Speakership competed to show how different they will be from the man who has just stepped down.
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The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
It’s a surprisingly large Government majority: 24 independents and 19 Labour MPs voted with the Government.
The association will choose its successor to Ken Clarke from a field of four with nine past runs at Parliament between them.
An obscure, unused agreement struck by Cameron and the 1922 Committee back in 2006 is set to come into play.
Yesterday’s Downing Street briefing and the plight of the Brexit talks suggest that he will ultimately settle for extension. That could be fatal – not least for him.
Lord Ashcroft’s Conference Diary: Could Tory MPs be whipped to vote that they don’t have confidence…in their own Government?
And: Gigabit broadband will soon be “sprouting like vermicelli”, says Johnson. Plus: Mordaunt’s warnings and Hoey’s heroine’s welcome.
The eight MPs from whom the Conservative whip was removed who voted today against a conference recess
Steve Brine and Greg Clark, who have also been deprived of the whip, voted with the Government – which lost by 289 votes to 306.
Despite the Supreme Court ruling, he still has a fighting chance of gaining an election – and then winning it.
When Letwin and Watson are on the same page, we should all study the book very carefully.
Ex-Tory MPs split three ways on the question of compelling advisers to publish private correspondence
Seven voted for Grieve’s motion, six voted against, and the remaining eight did not vote.
Two different conceptions of it are widely held in the UK, representative and direct. In 2019, they collide.
Mark Spencer has reportedly rung round to inform them that they have lost the Whip.
MPs are more likely to try other means of stopping a No Deal Brexit than holding a no confidence vote in Johnson’s Government.
The Fixed Terms Parliament Act may pave the way to delivering Brexit by October 31. And for that, we can thank…