From calling the measures “dystopian”, to criticising Whitty and Vallance’s latest graph, there were some scathing speeches.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
Conservative backbenchers must choose today between two candidates who at first glance at least have much in common.
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.
Philip Davies, a famously long-standing and committed Brexiteer, is among their number.
There may be no evidence that it happens here, but this law would be a powerful boost to the global prohibition campaign.
Independent, fair, and low cost arbitration is the way to ensure ordinary people are protected from abuses. Parliament overwhelmingly voted for that in 2013.
All but two of those elected are from the 2010, 2015 and 2017 intakes.
Plus: The SNP take over a bar, a rumpus at Women to Win, no booze at Steve Hilton’s book launch…and from Russia with Love to Soames.
How the Chancellor used Manchester as his starting-point of his Northern Powerhouse plan for urban revival and election success.
Including the latest from the rolling future leadership hustings at the Pale, Male and stale Dining Club.