The second piece in our mini-series on the road to Brexit explores the challenges which the anti-EU movement overcame to survive and then thrive.
Posts Tagged: Philip Davies MP
Philip Davies: Better Off Out – the campaign that shattered Westminster’s taboo about leaving the EU
The first of our mini-series on the road to Brexit recalls the watershed moment when the idea entered the political mainstream.
And: Gove says MPs can sit at weekends to get a deal through. Plus: Brisk business at the bookstall – and the menace of the “offence archaeologists”.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Esther McVey with the support of MPs from across the party is refreshing and renewing the project.
Interview – Davies & McVey. They back May’s deal. “I don’t try to persuade Esther that she shouldn’t do something, and she doesn’t persuade me that I should do something.”
“We’ve both been on a very different journey…our views have aligned.”
A dedicated band of Conservative pro-Brexit holdouts stands ready to perish rather than let May’s deal pass.
After a turbulent evening, good news for May. Support for her deal doubles among Party members. Our survey.
A majority of our respondents still oppose it. But the trend is clear: fear of No Brexit is driving activists reluctantly to back the Withdrawal Agreement.
Robert Halfon: If you don’t like the backstop and you want a Brexit deal done quickly, there’s only one answer: Common Market 2.0
I voted for the Prime Minister’s deal today. But the Commons didn’t – and we now all need a positive alternative.
Philip Davies, a famously long-standing and committed Brexiteer, is among their number.
We understand that 88 other Tory backbenchers didn’t vote on it, including Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
Jake Berry: What I found on my Northern Powerhouse tour. Resilience, skill, innovation and success. Plus an appetite for Brexit.
But more money and powers need to be given directly to the North to drive further progress.
A third of consumers internationally are now choosing to ‘buy from brands they believe are doing social or environmental good’.
In the wake of the row over an anti-upskirting bill and Chris Chope’s objection, we re-run the author’s 2016 piece calling on the Government to act.