Groups of MPs are able to beat their jungle drums into a frenzy. And the powers-that-be have limited capacity to quieten them.
Posts Tagged: Whips
Reshuffle 3) Chris White: It isn’t just Ministers who get fired. A third of SpAds are set to lose their jobs.
There will be some bruised personalities on the backbenches who will need careful managing over the next few months, and I hear that Spencer is already on the job.
Profile: Mark Spencer – the power behind the reshuffle and the man who disciplined the Brexit rebels
The Chief Whip is a farmer who recognises that “a lame ewe needs to be put down”.
This new government seems to want to concentrate its energies on giving Britain a cutting edge. Will it succeed where others have failed?
Despite early talk, the Prime Minister’s foes have not adopted a common policy, strategy, or branding and are thus fighting forlorn individual battles.
If it happens, he must not just win but keep the backing of the DUP, Spartans, Labour rebels and as many of the whipless 21 as he can – and stave off a referendum too.
Our survey. Activists support the withdrawal of the whip from Tory rebels – but lean towards wanting a way back for them.
The key test seems to be whether or not an MP is prepared to pledge their full support to the Conservative manifesto at the next election.
She also repeats Amber Rudd’s assertion that the Government is no longer actively pursuing a deal.
WATCH: ‘It was their choice – they did it knowing what the implications would be’ – Raab on the deselections
The Foreign Secretary makes the case for the Prime Minister’s controversial decision to remove the whip from MPs who rebelled on Benn.
“In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest… time for others to take on my role as MP and minister”, says Jo.
“What are people going to think about what we have left, and what we have lost?”
“Mr Speaker I am not standing at the next election, and I am thus approaching the end of 37 years service to this House.”
Mark Spencer has reportedly rung round to inform them that they have lost the Whip.
Grieve today, Francois tomorrow? The rights and wrongs of withdrawing the whip from Conservative rebels.
Shouldn’t local Assocations have the right to select their candidate? It is far from obvious to us that the answer is no.
Lords positions start to be appointed, as Commons roles continue to be filled by the new Prime Minister.