The MP for Blackpool South – for now – is the 15th MP sitting as an independent. That’s more than the Liberal Democrats.
Conservative MPs, peers, donors, hacks and activists caper their way towards an open grave, with Johnson himself leading the procession. The dance possesses them; it has a momentum of its own; they are powerless to stop.
He has effectively been treated as being guilty, which he may or may not be, before the claim has been investigated. This offends natural justice.
In the course of a bizarre two hours before the Liaison Committee, Johnson showed undiminished abilities as a performer.
Nineteen Conservative backbenchers spoke against the policy. It’s doubtful whether a top-down targets system will pass the Commons.
These figures will change substantially in the final version of the algorithm, especially because it will take into account green belt restrictions.
We cheer the mission. But government needs more compromise, art, tact and accomodation than campaigning alone allows.
Chris Pincher, the new appointee, must stay in the post for the rest of this Parliament. It’s the only way that a strategy can be implemented properly.
We’ll continue to update this as the Prime Minister fills out the lower ranks of his government.
Now some of these MPs may have been ill, or absent, or abroad. But how many were slipped with the connivance of the system?
It is an extraordinarly inexperienced team. None of the four senior whips were appointed before July 2016, and no junior whip before June 2017.
A Brexiteer backbencher and former minister, who has not yet signalled how he intends to vote on the deal, has been knighted.
All but one of the current team has been appointed since May became Prime Minister. What institutional memory are they supposed to draw on?
Open access services have delivered lower fares, more routes, happier passengers, better trains and pose no threat to the viability of the railway.
Time and again, the National Party has moved swiftly to depose disgraced Parliamentarians whilst their Westminster counterparts cling on.