They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
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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.
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.
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.