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From calling the measures “dystopian”, to criticising Whitty and Vallance’s latest graph, there were some scathing speeches.
We’re now on Day Four of the controversy. This list began on Day Two and continues. One Minister has resigned from the Government.
And we shall not see a new Leader of the Opposition at Prime Minister’s Questions until 22nd April.
He increased the pressure on Labour to facilitate a Brexit deal by reminding everyone that he is a formidable electioneer.
Philip Davies, a famously long-standing and committed Brexiteer, is among their number.
We understand that 88 other Tory backbenchers didn’t vote on it, including Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
That said, there was more backing for her from her party than some of today’s headlines suggest.
The results of yesterday’s Select Committee elections weren’t at all bad for the Brexiteers – or Conservative Friends of Israel, for that matter.
Nineteen Members of Parliament have so far declared publicly.
There were 26 critical questions from Conservative backbenchers on the Government’s EU referendum leaflet yesterday and 5 supportive ones.
Twenty five Tory MPs joined Labour and the SNP in opposing liberalisation, and provided the Government’s margin of defeat.
The number of rebels has risen; it is concentrated among post-2005 intake Tories, and in seats that are either marginal or were until recently.
The Tories ousted Ed Balls and the Liberal Democrats managed to return two seats, but otherwise this region was a low-scoring draw for the main parties.
The region, which the Yorkshire Post argues should have its own Minister, is the scene of intense campaigning.