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The association meets tonight to choose the person whom it hopes will succeed Nick Boles.
The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
Johnson’s August 2) Finding support among opposition MPs – or at least trying to – before any no confidence vote
There are now 15 independents, plus the Change UK factions and a smattering of pro-Brexit rebel Labour MPs.
Claims about an organised, hostile takeover of the Party have reared their heads again. Is there any truth to them?
The vote by Bracknell Conservatives leaves the future of their MP in doubt. Further little local difficulties may follow.
The row over his sacking is a sign of a Party pulled in different directions by the way politics works – and by culture wars. Now a new competitor is knocking at the door.
LISTEN: “There are pressing problems within the Conservative grassroots” – Wallace on the Week in Westminster
Our Executive Editor discusses disillusioned members, internal democracy, and allegations of UKIP infiltration on BBC Radio Four.
This isn’t even that event of journalistic legend – small earthquake, not many dead. It is a tremor that barely registers on the seismograph.
Plus: What would it take to get the Cabinet leavers to resign? Clarke’s Maastricht Treaty Customs Union moment. And: in defence of Robbie Gibb.
The Leader of the Opposition took the chance to do a bit of electioneering by praising Tony Blair’s achievements.
Positions on both sides of the Commons are hardening, despite (or because of) the crusade for consensus
Not only are Leavers and Remainers drifting further apart, but the various Remain factions are now engaged in a furious blame game.
The supporters of the softer Brexit and pro-Remain options have helped to do each other in. And Boles has walked out on the Conservative Party (it seems).
The Grantham and Stamford MP leaves the Conservative benches, to a cry of “Nick, don’t go” from one of his colleagues.
The protesters were at length evicted from the Public Gallery, but no one really seemed to be in charge.