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Nick Robinson’s explanation of David Cameron’s decision not to withdraw the whip gets, ConservativeHome understands, very close to the full truth: "Conway is a popular Tory MP who looked set to be his party’s Chief Whip if David Davis had become Conservative leader. He was even talked of as a possible Speaker. Although David Cameron might be tempted to make an example of him he would be taking on a powerful coalition consisting of those who never wanted him to be leader plus the parliamentary old guard who regard questions about their allowances as challenging the assumption that all MPs are "honourable members" until proven otherwise."

11.15am: Simon Chapman asks three pertinent questions.

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