Frank Field, Kate Hoey, Graham Stringer and Kelvin Hopkins voted with the Government.
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‘…the Brexit White Paper will inevitably put me in direct conflict with the views expressed by a large section of my constituents….’
Nicky Morgan: Once again, we split over Europe. Once again, we undermine our leader. We Conservatives are set to repeat the same failed cycle. Will we never learn?
We are re-proving that ‘we learn from history that we do not learn from history’.
Is the Witney MP’s decision a one-off, or part of a co-ordinated plan – with more to come? Downing Street and the Whips will be searching for an answer.
“The very fact that people think they might do this is utterly destructive, utterly unnecessary, and they should back her to the hilt.”
Number 10’s plan was summarised in the statement released after Chequers. The Ministers’ was contained in DexEU’s draft of the White Paper.
Will there be further resignations? Will the 48 letters go to Sir Graham Brady? If the 48 letters do go in, will May win – and survive?
What may count most today is not whether the water simmers over, but whether his temper and patience do instead – or first.
Nick Boles and Robert Syms: One of us was a Remainer, the other a Leaver. We join now with other Tory MPs to back Theresa May.
Any Cabinet member who throws their toys out of the pram at Chequers will receive a cold shoulder in the tearoom.
What Brokenshire is up to as Communities Secretary, sorry, Housing Secretary, sorry, Communities Secretary
He wants to take people with him in his quest to hit the Government’s target. But will radical policy ideas fit with his emollient political approach?
That a group of Tory MPs routinely block Private Members Bills is well known. Why did ministers allow this law to proceed in that vulnerable way?
Alex Morton: The EU negotiation. First, let’s use the velvet glove. But if that doesn’t work, the iron fist.
We need to be tough – without a deal, they should get no money from us, reduced troop levels in Eastern Europe, less help on refugee issues in the Mediterranean.
We now wait to see whether the Remainer rebels will hold their fire until after the June council, and wait for the Customs and Trade Bills.
Yes, some rises are inevitable. But they must be balanced by spending reductions elsewhere if economic policy is to be practicable and coherent.
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.