Fifty-three Conservatives opposed the tiering plan last December, the largest Covid-related rebellion to date.
There were 44 Tory abstentions – which is in the same territory as last week’s vote on the same issue.
But it looks as though some 40 others abstained. That’s a warning shot across the Government’s bows on tax rises.
Most of the action has been over Covid-related divisions. And most of the dissenters are from older intakes.
The Labour leader for some reason declined to test fire the latest ammunition supplied by the former Downing Street adviser.
Starmer attacked Johnson for promising not to cut the size of the Army, yet now doing exactly that.
The tellers for the Noes were Christopher Chope and Chris Green. The last major Tory rebellion against Government Covid policy was 53 strong.
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.
Growing anti-lockdown sentiment among northern Labour mayors and councils offer him new opportunities – and dangers.
These are early shots in the developing Tory backbench campaign against the restrictions, which are set to gain volume and velocity.
They can’t have been satisfied with the compromise reached yesterday over future votes on any changes to the Act’s provisions.
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