The presence of four Labour Leavers helped the UK to avoid a customs union – but their absence on a more minor amendment produced a Government defeat.
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.
And most EU member states haven’t spent nearly enough time really thinking what the future relationship between the UK and EU should look like, either.
“I’m not saying that there would be an organised push, but the letters would just go in to Graham Brady,” one senior pro-Leave backbencher told this site yesterday.
The MP for Sutton and Cheam will have his work cut out to reconnect the Tories to a city which some fear could become their “next Scotland”.
Some would-be rebels switched sides at the last minute, while at least three others abstained.
“I’ve never voted against my Party in my life. We’re going through a normal part of the Bill process… I have strongly held views on certain things.”
Clarke, Grieve, Morgan, Soubry, Neill, Stephen Hammond, Wollaston, Sandbach and Lefroy back major changes to the Bill (as do some Brexiteers)
A focus on fathers: with Andrew Feldman, Oliver Heald, Will Quince, Chris Grayling, Stephen Barclay, Stephen Hammond and Nigel Huddleston.
The way British politics and planning mix tends to push infrastructure decisions into the long grass.
But the Conservative candidate for Mayor London has performed the valuable function of clarifying what can and can’t be said.
The Government can wean solar power off subsidies and empower consumers – but must be careful not to undo its good work to date.
Some backbenchers are unhappy that people who already have a job as a PPS have been allowed to stand.
Once again, all is explained within.
Watch out for Sajid Javid, Esther McVey, Liz Truss, Nicky Morgan and Karen Bradley.