Applying a recall mechanism without conditions would rebalance politics by shifting power from officials to voters.
The PM was unable to play his natural game of ridiculing the prigs, but did point out that his policies show every sign of succeeding.
The Conservative MP for Bury South has moved sides and called on Johnson to quit as Prime Minister.
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
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.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
Dr Meadows said that all sorts of trials had taken place. The point is: why not this one, which would have allowed problems to be identified in advance?
More women. Fewer minorities. Lots of councillors and former candidates. And fewer married people. Our complete guide to the new intake of Tory MPs.