And how the editor of ConHome popularised the term “Spartans” for the diehard Tory opponents of May’s Withdrawal Agreement.
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Profile: Steve Baker, Christian Conservative, ERG organiser, small stater – and thorn in Johnson’s side
Baker has infuriated some Tories, but others regard him as the rising hope of the stern unbending Austrian economists.
Charlotte Gill’s Podcasts Review 6) Christopher Hope with Mark Francois, Ailbhe Rea and Stephen Bush with Mark Harper
In this feature, we look at some of the most memorable podcasts of the last few weeks.
Fifty-three Conservatives opposed the tiering plan last December, the largest Covid-related rebellion to date.
WATCH: Francois – ‘We need to work together to persuade the people of Scotland that we’re better together’
He talks to GB News as fresh polling shows a six-point swing away from independence since January.
The Government won the division during yesterday’s consideration of the Trade Bill by 18 votes.
Johnson the politician laid an ambush for Starmer, inducing him to deny ever having wanted Britain to stay in the European Medicines Agency.
Profile: Ben Wallace, one of Johnson’s Long Marchers, and a traditional but also irreverent Defence Secretary
Here is a politician educated at Sandhurst and on active service with the Scots Guards in Northern Ireland, not by reading PPE at Oxford.
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
Tory MPs, Downing Street and the Treasury are poised to clash over plans to cut the army to 60,000. Who will win out?
One MP said this is more than enough for Islamists here, not nearly sufficient for Estonia and “for the Middle East, you’d want something in between”.
To deliver on his promise to the House of Commons, the Secretary of State will need to overcome deeply entrenched attitudes in his own Department.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
As ERG Chairman his unyielding opposition to May’s Deal proved to be of great significance.
A vote by MPs is the only sensible way to resolve the matter one way or the other – assuming that the £500,000 target is reached.
If 50,000 people each gave £10, we’d hit our target. Please, Brexiteers – help us outmanoeuvre the Establishment again, and mark the occasion in style.