“He was sprightly, he was a secret gymgoer, a head full of floppy hair – I just felt there was more ahead of him than behind him.”
And Bercow, bad-mannered to the end, announces that he at least will leave on 31st October
But there was also a sense, outside the meeting of the 1922 Committee, that the revolution has only been postponed.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
In this marginal seat on the Thames estuary, Team Jackie take to an open-top bus in an attempt to foil UKIP and Labour, and Farage gains a Hitler moustache.
By challenging the German system of consensus politics, Cameron made himself a hero for a day.
All the posts were elected unopposed – another sign of Tory MPs’ growing discipline.
All in all, a good day for the Centre-Left of the Tory Party, lots of change at the Whips Office…and what the lobbies are bound to see as the demotion of housing.
James Duddridge is the Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East. Follow James on Twitter. Western policy makers are sometime criticised for expecting the same standards of accountability and transparency within developing nations that they would expect within our own. Yet, there are circumstances, however developed or not a country is, when the rule […]
James Duddridge is the Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East and previously worked in Africa prior to entering parliament in 2005. Follow James on Twitter. For many, life in Africa is moving forward. Recent development indicators published by the World Bank show that in Sub-Saharan Africa GDP has risen every year since 2000, averaging 5.8% […]
James Duddridge is the Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East. Follow James on Twitter. Perceptions of Africa are changing. It is no longer the case that regional conflict can be used to paint the continent as a collection of failed states. Sky scrapers, city dealers, the trading of stocks and shares and a […]
James Duddridge is MP for Rochford & Southend East. He will today be introducing a Bill in the House of Commons that would make it compulsory for people caught creating graffiti to clean it up and meet the victim whose property they have vandalised. Graffiti is a complex problem, but it goes without saying […]