There’s little that Conservative MPs can do to stop the Speaker – they don’t have the votes to depose him.
Posts Tagged: Robert Halfon MP
A dedicated band of Conservative pro-Brexit holdouts stands ready to perish rather than let May’s deal pass.
Halfon and Stevenson join the Europhile ultras in a very near miss for the Government.
Philip Davies, a famously long-standing and committed Brexiteer, is among their number.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
We trail a mini-series on what might happen next amidst a sense of uncertainty about will follow the Gove reforms.
Halfon is wrong to attribute the rise in school exclusion rates to any disregard for those affected.
The MP for Harlow argues that Labour is “talking the language of the British people”.
A Budget with a message for Conservative MPs. Nice little seat you have there. Pity if anything happened to it.
In sum, Hammond said: vote for May’s Deal – or the economy gets it. But there’s more than one way of dicing the next election result.
If the Budget choice this year is between supporting the new system or raising tax thresholds, the answer is a no brainer.
It was May’s best conference speech as Conservative leader. But her One Nation pitch could be too late to save her.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
Let’s make a virtue of necessity – and transform this conference into a festival of creative destruction
This week, the Party has a chance to turn Brexit, a trouble-plagued leadership, and directional uncertainly from problems into an opportunity.
Lord Ashcroft’s Conference Diary: How Leave voters reflect – good humouredly, mostly – on being called knuckle-dragging bigots
Plus: Labour anti-semitism, May’s African dancing. Will Mordaunt speak to the conference? And: will Russia take on NATO?
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