Most of the action has been over Covid-related divisions. And most of the dissenters are from older intakes.
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Cummings Reborn – as the champion of Parliament. He has given MPs more power, so leaving the inquiry with less.
Yesterday, he bent the passage of time – by giving the Commons the chance to carry out a Covid reckoning before the inquiry is up and running.
Thirteen Conservative MPs pressed for a faster easing of restrictions during Johnson’s statement yesterday – and 35 did not
Yesterday’s backbench reaction to his Commons statement suggests that most Tory MPs will back his proposals.
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
Rob Stark meets a bloody end in Game of Thrones. But he won every battle he fought first – and the Greater Manchester Mayor is following his example.
“I cannot support this policy”…”huge concerns”…”levelling over green fields with concrete”. Tory MPs on the Government’s housing plans.
Nineteen Conservative backbenchers spoke against the policy. It’s doubtful whether a top-down targets system will pass the Commons.
Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
These are early shots in the developing Tory backbench campaign against the restrictions, which are set to gain volume and velocity.
They can’t have been satisfied with the compromise reached yesterday over future votes on any changes to the Act’s provisions.
Over a third of those who asked a question during a Hancock statement yesterday were to some degree resistant to such shutdowns.
We’re now on Day Four of the controversy. This list began on Day Two and continues. One Minister has resigned from the Government.
Assuming no new revelations or his adviser’s resignation, he can either tough it out or order an inquiry.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
Both men sit broadly on the centre-right of the Parliamentary Party. That there is no candidate from the centre-left is a sign of internal change.