It is not the resignation which Tory backbenchers were keenest to see, but it makes the end of May’s prime ministership even more certain.
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Andrea Gee: I’m standing in this Euro-election in Scotland to help deliver Brexit – and defy Sturgeon
The solution to the challenges we face doesn’t lie in burying our heads in the sand or in jumping ship to another party.
Also: Mercer resigns over Government’s handling of historical allegations against veterans; and Welsh health minister fends off no-confidence vote after latest scandal.
They need to be able not just to sell their vision to the country, but to make activists feel good about being Conservatives again.
“I would urge my colleagues in the House of Commons to start taking those first steps to walk back to something in the middle.”
Andy Maciver: As Johnson’s leadership prospects improve, Scots Tories mull going it alone. Here’s why.
As their conference opens this weekend, they are pondering claims that his ratings north of the border are dismal – and how to respond.
Holyrood already has the powers we need, but the SNP will always put the pursuit of independence first.
Also: Ministry of Defence and Northern Irish Office clash over protecting ex-servicemen and police; and another bad week for Scottish Labour.
It is mistaken to believe that the British people are collectively optimistic, happy-go-lucky, and modernity-obsessed – and on the same wavelength as those that are.
Profile: Amber Rudd – moderation-preaching, whip-defying, No Deal-opposing. And sought by leadership contenders for support.
She is one of the few Cabinet members who does not give the impression of having had her personality flattened by the sacrifices demanded by a ministerial career.
Davidson has parked the Conservatives there – and the emergence of the Independent Group opens up new opportunities.
The next leader must be someone able to woo the unconverted and broaden the Tory tent. As Mayor, he was that candidate. But is he still?
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
If you’d had to guess which of their MPs would rebel on the deal, Lamont and Ross wouldn’t have made the top six.