It’s time the Government saw the wood for the trees and stopped fritting away taxpayers’ hard-earned cash when so many key questions around this energy source remain unanswered.
The Prime Minister needs the courage to face down the tiny minority who want to rush through the Conversion Therapy Bill.
You should not have to risk your life in a small boat. You should be able to apply at a British embassy and arrive on a plane.
Fifty-three Conservatives opposed the tiering plan last December, the largest Covid-related rebellion to date.
Ministers run the very serious risk of under-estimating the strength of feeling among Conservative voters on this issue.
The decision on lifting the remainder of lockdown will be based on many factors. But that’s the question at the heart of it.
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
She warns: “There are many hospitality businesses that have spent tens of thousands of pounds making themselves Covid secure and yet they can’t open.”
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
Over a third of those who asked a question during a Hancock statement yesterday were to some degree resistant to such shutdowns.
Both men sit broadly on the centre-right of the Parliamentary Party. That there is no candidate from the centre-left is a sign of internal change.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.