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Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Tory MPs decide this is not the right evening to defenestrate the PM
But there was also a sense, outside the meeting of the 1922 Committee, that the revolution has only been postponed.
Esther McVey with the support of MPs from across the party is refreshing and renewing the project.
Next Tory Leader. It’s Johnson first, Raab second and Gove third in our first survey since May’s pledge to quit.
Next time round, we will try run-offs between some of the main candidates, which are a bit ovedue.
Seven Cabinet Ministers. Half the Whips Office. Eleven Ministers. All these failed to back the Government in yesterday’s extension vote.
Now some of these MPs may have been ill, or absent, or abroad. But how many were slipped with the connivance of the system?
Such as: do you see Brexit as a help or a hindrance – and what’s your vision for our post-Leave country?
“It would be difficult to justify having a vote if you thought you would lose it”, the International Trade Secretary says.
The 187 Tory MPs, including six Cabinet Ministers, who voted against the Prime Minister’s motion to extend Article 50
Almost two thirds of the parliamentary Conservative Party opposed it, alongside the DUP and a handful of others.
The Commons votes to extend Article 50. The Government no longer supports leaving the EU on March 29.
Some will say that this is the day on which Brexit died. On which the politicians failed the people – and deliberately defied the referendum result.
The core of the Trade Secretary’s argument is that other countries will move fast once they know whether there’s a UK-EU deal or not.
At the moment, there are many areas where farmers cannot use new technologies. These will increasingly feed not only our consumers but also the world’s poorest ones.
The Chief Whip has enjoyed something of a boost from last month’s victories on crucial votes, but the overall picture reflects a settled disenchantment.
However, he won’t say whether or not he would resign if the Prime Minister pursued that course.
“A nation is a human thing. Influence is, at least in part, a reflection of our own self confidence.” Fox’s speech to Policy Exchange – full text
“We have so much to offer – to ourselves and to the world around us. A confident Britain will help build a confident future for all.”
“Those who block a deal and then complain about no-deal, I think will have little cover when they next face the voters.”