One MP compared the hold of the CEN over Conservative MPs to the Sparrows from Game of Thrones.
We must also weigh the value of decarbonisation against the toll of other negative outcomes on the public.
Fifty-three Conservatives opposed the tiering plan last December, the largest Covid-related rebellion to date.
There were 44 Tory abstentions – which is in the same territory as last week’s vote on the same issue.
The Government won the division during yesterday’s consideration of the Trade Bill by 18 votes.
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
I’ve been nervous after last time – but here goes. Plus: Farage is having a dreadful campaign. And why election night TV will never be the same again.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
Plus: Marion Little carries can for CCHQ – and many agents of all parties will think: “there but for the grace of God go I.” And: Am I creepy?
The Morley and Outwood MP says that her constituents want the Brexit they voted for – and asks why Downing Street accuses Leavers but not Remainers of “bullying”.
From the politicisation of committees and the near-deification of Corbyn to the absurd ‘fake news’ row over ‘Hatgate’, the parallels are troubling.
“I have a response to the naysayers who say that it would be wrong to invest now. I say that it would be wrong to wait until the last moment.”
A vocal Brexiteer, a vocal critic of the Government’s plans, and two newly-elected MPs (Simon Clarke and Vicky Ford) were unsuccessful in the race.