There were 26 critical questions from Conservative backbenchers on the Government’s EU referendum leaflet yesterday and 5 supportive ones.
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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.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: hostilities suspended as Cameron and Miliband unite in the face of terrorism
Only the points of order raised against John Bercow by three Tory MPs struck a partisan note.
By challenging the German system of consensus politics, Cameron made himself a hero for a day.