Several Ministers helped to see off the Government’s best hope of avoiding a full-on crisis in the Party – and perhaps of saving Brexit too.
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Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
We understand that 88 other Tory backbenchers didn’t vote on it, including Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Peter Bone: I helped move Cameron’s Government to deliver the referendum. This deal doesn’t deliver on the result.
It is certainly not the Brexit that people voted for. As Bill Clinton might have said about the main issue: It’s the Sovereignty, Stupid!
The DUP also voted with the Opposition. The earlier Government amendment to the motion fell by four votes.
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.
The County’s seven Conservative MPs are clear that the problems are “self inflicted” due to financial mismanagement. They need to encourage new people to become councillors.
Escape from the EU’s free trade rules gives us the opportunity to introduce a wide range of new welfare measures.
The current procedures are unsustainable, unbalanced and undemocratic.
Twenty five Tory MPs joined Labour and the SNP in opposing liberalisation, and provided the Government’s margin of defeat.
We’re bloody-minded, independent and stubborn at our best – it should perhaps be no surprise that we can be difficult to manage.
The decision represented a decisive endorsement of a particular plan – not a return to Tony Blair-style liberal internationalism.
The number was expected to be higher, but in the end the rebellion was smaller than anticipated.
The number of rebels has risen; it is concentrated among post-2005 intake Tories, and in seats that are either marginal or were until recently.
Election sketch: Northamptonshire Conservatives (including Mrs Bone) hope to persuade voters that UKIP is redundant
Peter Bone in Wellingborough, and Tom Pursglove in Corby, are campaigning on a staunchly Eurosceptic platform. Mrs Bone approves, but rather wishes it was all over.