Our party contains multitudes – and should embrace conservatives from across the ideological spectrum.
Ian Austin and Ivan Lewis, former Labour MPs, both of whom tore into Jeremy Corbyn during the debate, voted with the Government
Seven voted for Grieve’s motion, six voted against, and the remaining eight did not vote.
There are now 15 independents, plus the Change UK factions and a smattering of pro-Brexit rebel Labour MPs.
Here is Conservative Voice’s eight-point programme for a reformed Party Board, Conference and constitutional structure.
Boris Johnson’s former Head of Policy, the former Co-Chair of Women for Britain, and a geneticist who manages the Conservative Policy Forum make the final.
No strategic judgement, no grassroots depth, no clear command structure, no unifying belief system, and a bunch of fractious personalities make for big trouble.
A lethal combination of strategic incoherence and operational incompetence has seen the Remain wave pass the would-be mould-breakers by.
Plus: Creepy Biden, useless TIGs, spineless Tory MPs…and why I’d favour Scottish independence were I fully Scottish.
Plus: Farage and my evenings. Edinburgh and my show. Notre Dame, fire, Macron – and recovery? And: Javid’s emotional intelligence.
Plus: I’m still backing Brexit. The Independent Group’s Tory targets. And: it’s a disgrace that public money is being spent on the European elections.
There are some brilliant MPs, who go above and beyond. But the majority have hardly covered themselves in glory over Brexit.
In over six hours of meetings, officials tried to make the tyres fall off the Malthouse Compromise, and couldn’t do so.
He points out that there appears to be far from complete agreement amongst the defectors about why they have left or what they stand for.
Marr tries to probe traditional areas of policy difference between the Tories and Labour, and is told they want to “coalesce around the evidence”.