Dan Hannan has just blogged the news here but the European Parliament is going ahead with plans that will mean new parliamentary groups will need members from seven nations to gain official recognition.  It was previously just five.  This will make it harder for Conservative MEPs to leave the EPP and form a new group.  Timothy Kirkhope, former Leader of Tory MEPs, was – we understand – a driving force behind the rules change.

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