This crisis is teaching us the value of religious freedom, and the need to speak up for our faith at home and abroad.
Johnson will be able to call on the advice and views of the Party’s own Muslim MPs, who now include Saqib Bhatti and Imran Ahmad-Khan.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
This week has seen Parliament grab control, and this has serious implications for the practices of responsible government.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
We understand that 88 other Tory backbenchers didn’t vote on it, including Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
People that stab policeman and run over innocent civilians are murderous thugs – and that’s the end of it.
Meanwhile, Leave campaigners are pitching targeted messages to voters from a non-EU background.
The growing enforcement of sharia is the principal cause of persecution of Christian minorities in Islamic countries.
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter Even the most cursory glance at today's ConHome newslinks demonstrates that Philip Hammond had a torrid time in the Commons yesterday. I think it is worth listing a selection of the questions he was asked from his own backbenches, and I hope and believe that the one below is […]
By Joseph Willits Follow Joseph on Twitter Yesterday in the House of Commons, Parilamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education Tim Loughton spoke of the need for children exposed to domestic violence to receive "well targeted support from a range of agencies". Loughton said that "prolonged or regular exposure to domestic violence" was "likely to have a serious impact […]
By Joseph Willits Follow Joseph on Twitter After Justine Greening's announcement giving the go-ahead for a high speed rail network, High Speed 2 (HS2), 37 Conservative MPs were able to question the Transport Secretary within 60 minutes. The exchanges demonstrated the opposition of those MPs whose constituencies are directly affected by high speed rail. However their reservations […]
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter Here is the Defence Secretary's statement, and below are questions from Conservative MPs with his answers. It's worth noting that Fox went out of his way to disagree with former serviceman Kris Hopkins – who features in Gazette this morning – that the incident was a dark day for […]
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter Grovelling? Yes, let's face it: it happens. But not yesterday when the Prime Minister was questioned after his statement on Libya. Read Patrick Mercer on Islamism, Andrew Tyrie on torture, Peter Lilley on getting Libya to pay, Baron on intervention, Chisti on Syria. Plenty of pertinent questions Also follow […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter The company Key Business Insight's "Commons Performance Cockpit" ranks MPs by their total cost – that is, staffing costs, travel expenses, office costs, salary, and so on. The majority of the 50 "most efficient" MPs, in terms of total cost, are Conservatives. The top 50 "most efficient" MPs between […]