Our approach, and our message, won the backing of communities which have previously only ever voted Labour. It can work elsewhere, too.
On the Cooper amendment, 25 Labour MPs either rebelled or abstained – including half a dozen shadow ministers.
The role of these MPs in pro-Leave seats abstaining on or voting against the Cooper amendment in defiance of the whip was crucial.
The Prime Minister looked like a straight actor who is appearing in a Christmas pantomime, in order to become the butt of everyone else’s jokes.
With the Bill expected to return in the week of 11th June, the Government is weighing up which amendments must be fought and which could be defeated.
The Government won by 326 votes to 290. Ken Clarke voted against the Programme Motion – the only Tory vote against the Bill earlier today.
We present dismissible projections drawn from last June’s results…and some electoral trends that are not so dismissible.
Labour MPs are beginning to worry that they have lost the ear of their own core vote.
In a Daily Telegraph piece on the eve of poll, Margaret Thatcher argued for Europe, putting co-operation ahead of trade.
The disarray continues.
Harman tried in vain to convince the House that Boris is in charge of airports policy.
You, Dessie, are fighting fit with all that swimming in the Serpentine, bike riding and tennis. Soames and I admire you from the lounge bar.
Not one of the Beast of Bolsover’s better gags. Still, it’s now as much a part of the day as all the pageantry.
David Davis was among the MPs who strolled over to exchange friendly words with Mitchell. He is seen at Westminster as a vindicated man.