Francois “was chosen specifically to send a signal from one of life’s natural whips to the current ones,” we are told.
Posts Tagged: Whips
The Prime Minister completes the mini-reshuffle she started last week. Will she now give the new appointees a chance to grow into the role?
All but one of the current team has been appointed since May became Prime Minister. What institutional memory are they supposed to draw on?
Plus: Those who worked with him at Vote Leave have a duty of care to Darren Grimes. And: Don’t try to out-stare Raab.
If change was needed at the whips’ office, it isn’t at all clear why it was this change.
Since claims that he ordered pairs to be broken aren’t being denied, he must go.
The Opposition Chief Whip is reported to have “physically intimidated” MPs, but was “ignored” nonetheless.
Plus: Shame on the Conservative whips. And away with Julian Assange: most of us would happily pay his airfare.
The Brexit Secretary has taken control of the Government’s dealings with Grieve – for the moment, anyway. Watch for further twists and turns.
It’s about neither the principle nor the form of Brexit. Its purpose is to make leaving orderly. MPs should effect it this week.
The finely-balanced votes on the Withdrawal Bill amendments come down to how many Labour MPs will abstain
With the Bill expected to return in the week of 11th June, the Government is weighing up which amendments must be fought and which could be defeated.
Those representing working class seats in the Midlands and North will be nervous of any suggestion that they’re betraying the referendum result.
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Iain Dale: Will the price of an EU deal be French-made blue passports and Spanish boats in British waters?
Plus: The Whips need to get a grip. I greet the recovery of the pound. I fear for the future of our high streets.
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.