We understand that 88 other Tory backbenchers didn’t vote on it, including Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
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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.
He defended the absent Prime Minister with decency and moderation, but neither Labour nor Conservative MPs were persuaded.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Ministers are voted guilty of contempt for the first time in Parliament’s history
The Attorney General’s claim that it would not be in the national interest to reveal his legal advice was defeated in the Commons.
Yesterday in the Commons. More opponents than supporters of the Prime Minister’s deal on the Conservative backbenchers.
That said, there was more backing for her from her party than some of today’s headlines suggest.
Henry Newman: Navigating the EU Withdrawal Bill through unamended without a majority is nightmarish – but possible
Labour have sunk efforts to trap us in the Single Market. A compromise should kick the Customs Union can down the road. Which leaves the ‘meaningful’ vote.
Daniel Hannan: Brexit will be a success, but swivel-eyed Remainers make the process more costly than it needs to be
The message that some send to Brussels – that if the Eurocrats make it all painful enough then we can be bullied into changing our minds – is mistaken but harmful.
It was, of course, back when he expected that his side was going to win. His party appears not to have taken the advice.
Davis defied the Lords by carrying the Commons, but could not talk round Clegg.
Nick Boles: I backed Remain. But I hope other MPs who did so too reject these Lords amendments to the Article 50 bill.
They will be considered in the Commons this week – and would have the effect of undermining the Prime Minister’s negotiation.
Most of the latter are used to trying to stop rebellions, not start them.
The Chancellor, who was standing in for the PM, sounded stiff, over-prepared and ungenerous.
Reggie to Dessie: My pitch for leader – my great-uncle was a bus driver. He drove one to help break the General Strike in 1926.
Plus: Boris’s multiple problems. The Chancellor’s dodgy figures. Euro referendum recriminations everywhere. And: SNP MPs in white Y-front shreddies.
From Reggie to Dessie: In which glamorous young ladies of Eastern European extraction close in on Conservative MPs
Plus: The Parliamentary Awayday. Matt Hancock is bitten by a police alsatian – but as Fabricant observed, the dog should live!
From Reggie to Dessie: The Chancellor’s Vicar on Earth, G.Hands, and His Cup Bearer, M.Hancock, are bringing in penitents to the Presence
Therese Coffey carried out young Gavin Williamson, the PM’s ADC, who was tired and emotional, in a fireman’s lift. He hasn’t been seen since.