Nineteen Conservative backbenchers spoke against the policy. It’s doubtful whether a top-down targets system will pass the Commons.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
Jesse Norman wins Culture, Julian Lewis Defence…and Meg Hillier is the new Chairman of the Public Accounts Committtee.
Despite the amendment attempt, and Labour attempts to talk the Bill out, the 2017 referendum is still on track.
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