Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
Posts Tagged: Mark Harper MP
Interview. As May’s defeat looms, Johnson sketches a manifesto: “People want to see a bit of gumption and a bit of leadership”
He expects her plan to be voted down on Tuesday, calls for a renegotiation which she could not conceivably lead – and rules out Norway Plus.
WATCH: Harper – “If the backstop remains in the deal, the Prime Minister will not be able to get it through the House”
The former Chief Whip says that if the Prime Minister is defeated next week, she must return to the negotiating table.
Yes: there was nothing I could do to stop Sean Spicer from being an utter dick. Plus: Guido’s recovery, the Tory Chief Whip’s troubles…and Mamma Mia 2.
We now have eleven runners and riders in our Next Tory Leader section…with another 15 candidates standing by. Watch this space.
Iain Dale: Rudd to the Treasury, a Gove comeback, McLoughlin to quit. What may happen in the reshuffle.
Oh, and Timothy and Hill should be moved on from being co-Chiefs of Staff – the former to head up policy, the latter press.
Davis defied the Lords by carrying the Commons, but could not talk round Clegg.
May – a Joe Chamberlain in kitten heels? Who will serve in her interventionist Cabinet (and deliver Brexit)?
Hammond, Fox, Javid. How will a generation of politicians raised under Thatcher adapt to the new Prime Minister’s desire for an industrial strategy?
How Cameron can bind up the Party’s wounds post-election.
Watch for a pre-referendum announcement of enquiry of one kind or another into the “Battle of Orgreave” during the miners’ strike.
Nicky Morgan’s leadership ambitions and next week’s Conservative Conference give us the chance to hold a snap review.
Support Groups. Policy Development. Backbench Committees. Lord Feldman’s Review. Campaigning. There’s plenty for them to do.
Chris White: There may be trouble ahead – with a slim majority, unity is the only way to avoid disaster
It only takes nine rebel Conservative MPs to defeat the Government. If that became a regular occurrence, voters would not forgive us.
If he stays in Number Ten, Cameron must change – by sharing power with his top team. Brady should be Chief Whip.
The governing duopoly of the Prime Minister and Chancellor should be replaced by a collegiate top team – including the present ’22 Chairman as a new Chief Whip.
Her ‘image from Rochester’ was the overwhelming winner.