The candidates for the Speakership competed to show how different they will be from the man who has just stepped down.
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The Conservatives need a leader who is ready to unite the party, ready to deliver a better Brexit deal, and ready to lead us out of the European Union.
The former award explodes the conspiracy theory that honours are being given only to backers of May’s deal.
The wind has changed in the Prime Minister’s favour.
Corbyn meanwhile opted out of Brexit, in the hope that the Government is making a mistake.
It would be a huge waste to spend huge sums restoring the body of Westminster whilst decanting – probably permanently – its spirit.
WATCH: Leigh argues the Government should “be generous” in accepting amendments – and paying money to Brussels
“Henry VIII was a bastard, but he was my kind of bastard.”
Others applauded him for “straight-talking” and argued the proposal was about silencing concerns about immigration.
The lifting of the admissions cap of particular importance to Catholics.
Managing the controversial White Paper through into action is a formidable task for the woman who is mulling a future crack at the leadership.
There were 26 critical questions from Conservative backbenchers on the Government’s EU referendum leaflet yesterday and 5 supportive ones.
Twenty five Tory MPs joined Labour and the SNP in opposing liberalisation, and provided the Government’s margin of defeat.
Cheryl Gillan, Sir Edward Leigh and Chris Chope will all be removed from the Parliamentary delegation today.
Some wanted to give the people a say – but one MP even argued that doing so would be “an intrinsic corruption of our democracy”.
The case for Bercow as a great reformer tends to be obscured by his astonishingly bad manners.