“I’m not saying that there would be an organised push, but the letters would just go in to Graham Brady,” one senior pro-Leave backbencher told this site yesterday.
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Daniel Hannan: Brexit will be a success, but swivel-eyed Remainers make the process more costly than it needs to be
The message that some send to Brussels – that if the Eurocrats make it all painful enough then we can be bullied into changing our minds – is mistaken but harmful.
May should not shirk from seeking an election over her manifesto pledge to leave it. But we are not there yet – not nearly.
If anything is put to the Commons at all before exit day, it will be a Heads of Agreement plan. The most likely consequence of its rejection would be the re-invention of transition.
There was only ever going to be one winner – and Rees Mogg duly powers in with over 70 per cent of the vote.
Nicky Morgan: Why I’m proud to be a mutineer – or, rather, to be striving to improve the EU Withdrawal Bill
Those who try to label and bully us will only make us stronger. And their attempts to do so say more about them than us.
Ignoring the family unit means pressures on benefits – and burdening some poorer families with the highest effective marginal tax rate in the developed world.
Bernard Jenkin: Conservatives will have no patience with MPs who seek to wreck the EU Withdrawal Bill
The guts of this Bill is about converting EU law, as it applies in the UK, into statute law as neatly as possible, creating the minimum of disruption. That is all.
WATCH: Beaten earlier today. But back soon. Former pro-Remain MPs prepare to fillet the EU Withdrawal Bill
Clarke, Grieve, Morgan, Soubry, Neill, Stephen Hammond, Wollaston, Sandbach and Lefroy back major changes to the Bill (as do some Brexiteers)
Although Brexit has not yet taken place, it has already had an admirably invigorating effect on Parliament.
Our staff do an amazing job whether they are based in London or locally. Their jobs are suddenly on the line in a way they hadn’t expected the day before.
Above all, don’t neglect the obvious. May is vulnerable to Tory revolts – as the NICs debacle proved. She wants a real working majority.
Most of the latter are used to trying to stop rebellions, not start them.
The Brexit Bill passes the Commons unamended by 494 votes to 122. Clive Lewis quits the Shadow Cabinet.
The largest Conservative rebellion totalled just three MPs. Meanwhile, 52 Labour MPs defied Corbyn.
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.