Seventy-five MPs disobeyed Corbyn to back the EEA, joined by three Conservatives. And six more Labour frontbenchers resigned.
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WATCH: Ici Londres – Remainer MPs should be honest and admit they are trying to scupper, not scrutinise, Brexit, argues Daniel Hannan
“From the EU’s point of view, why would you make any concessions as long as Remainers in the Lords and Commons are doing your work for you?”
The Solicitor-General offers to meet the rebel-in-chief to discuss his amendment. Meanwhile, Rees-Mogg mounts a constitutional argument against it.
WATCH: “It’s got to stop” – Soubry says one MP requires “six armed undercover police officers” due to death threats
“Everybody now has to stand up and be true to what they believe in.”
The finely-balanced votes on the Withdrawal Bill amendments come down to how many Labour MPs will abstain
With the Bill expected to return in the week of 11th June, the Government is weighing up which amendments must be fought and which could be defeated.
John Baron: The country, the Party, and her own backbenchers expect the Prime Minister to deliver Brexit as promised
The time has come for her to show leadership and follow through on the clear instruction of the British people to leave the EU.
If there is a Commons vote on Syria, the willingness of Labour rebels to support action could make all the difference
In 2013, Conservative rebels joined with Labour to sink Cameron’s plan. Might the reverse happen five years later?
Addressing this persistent under-representation is not political correctness, it is political common sense. Our Party would be the better for it.
Road to Parliament 3) Gillian Keegan: An apprenticeship gave me my start in business, so I designed one for entering politics
The third article in our new mini-series, in which female Conservative MPs share the stories of their journeys into politics, comes from the MP for Chichester.
Exclusive: Proposed changes on associations and candidate selection are being “revised” in the face of strong opposition
Since ConservativeHome revealed the planned changes in November, concern has been growing among MPs and Party members.
Adam Holloway: This affirmative action reshuffle was wrong. Why not just appoint the best person to the job?
Many ministers are indeed well-suited – but it feels as if this is a secondary consideration: just check their CVs, and ask if we might sometimes choose better.
Catherine Anderson: Our Party should adopt candidate gender quotas, whether the Colonel Blimps like it or not
Simply pointing to our two female Prime Ministers does not deliver true meritocracy or equal representation.
Despite having fewer MPs, and despite all the talk of fighting back online, the Opposition is still much more active on the social platform.
“This is about fundamental change in the way power and authority is exercised. We will be making changes, and we want other people to make them to.”
“But if something does go wrong, there aren’t any clear procedures of where someone would go to.”