We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
Posts Tagged: Mark Francois MP
Blue-on-blue fire over the Government’s pulling of the meaningful vote which was due today.
And her enemies are divided: can the No Dealers and the People’s Voters combine to defeat her?
Yesterday in the Commons. More opponents than supporters of the Prime Minister’s deal on the Conservative backbenchers.
That said, there was more backing for her from her party than some of today’s headlines suggest.
Bob Seely: This deal isn’t perfect. If it can be improved, great. But let’s not make the best the enemy of the good.
We need to get back to our focus, governing for the people. They are fed up with Brexit and we are running out of time
That’s the single fact that stands out from the “low tragedy, high farce” of resignations, splits, divisions, principles and ambitions consuming British and Brexit politics.
Also: May meets new Plaid leader in Downing Street; Bradley mulls ‘external mediator’ for devolution talks; SNP row over ‘People’s Vote’; and more.
Also: Scottish Conservatives keep up the pressure over fishing and the backstop; Plaid set out new front bench; and Bradley empowers Northern Irish civil service.
Francois “was chosen specifically to send a signal from one of life’s natural whips to the current ones,” we are told.
The Prime Minister’s followers today decided to stop concealing their misgivings.
Williamson’s verdict at Westminster, not attempted murder in Salisbury, is our best guide to responding to Putin
Last month, he told the Defence Select Committee that Russia has ousted terrorism from the top of the national threat list – which has big spending implications.
It’s one thing to recognise the long-term threats posed by states such as Russia, quite another to meet them.
Brexit has transformed the context in which we plan our security. Commitments to our European neighbours and Global Britain require more money.
The new Defence Secretary’s rawness may make him more likely to dig in against the Treasury than otherwise – precisely because he has a point to prove.
May’s damaged authority is having a beneficial side-effect – namely, freeing Tory MPs to think aloud about the Party’s future.