Ellwood adds: “This is a humiliating strategic defeat for the West. The Taliban now control more of Afghanistan than they did before 9/11.”
Some are having fun with Alan Duncan’s diary revelation that Tobias wants Svetland to become a UK spaceport. They shouldn’t.
The belief that by hammering one sector of the economy you’ll help another is more reminiscent of socialist ideology than free market conservatism.
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
Reports suggest the Government is planning to reduce spending from 0.7 per cent of gross national income to 0.5 per cent.
From calling the measures “dystopian”, to criticising Whitty and Vallance’s latest graph, there were some scathing speeches.
Johnson and Cummings’ previous assaults on the pre-Brexit order have been brilliantly conceived. This one may not be up to the same standard.
As the great eye of the Conservative Party swivels its gaze towards the Far East, it’s in danger of missing other threats that are closer to home.
Four members from the 2019 intake make the top 50, beating longer-serving and higher-ranked colleagues.
Troublemaking Tories are no bad thing as the UK moves forward with its 5G contract.
These bodies will play an important role in holding this majority Government to account. What will Downing Street make of the results?
Ellwood to chair the Defence Committee. Tugendhat to chair Foreign Affairs. Hunt to chair Health and Social Care.
The defence minister talks to Sophy Ridge about the mounting confrontation with Iran in the Strait of Hormuz.
He says that the Johnson must be tested – and that the International Development Secretary is the candidate to do it.
He suggests that “some colleagues are changing their views in order to woo our membership”.