The Director of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit on his four tests for new Government policies – and moving on from the confidence vote.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Several Ministers helped to see off the Government’s best hope of avoiding a full-on crisis in the Party – and perhaps of saving Brexit too.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
And, as Boles says, we will never build the number of homes we need unless the state is building 100,000 a year.
…and May channels her inner Mae West.
After a long chill, relations between the sister parties are thawing.
We reveal who will sit on the Communities and Local Government, Environment and Rural Affairs, Justice, Public Accounts and Science and Technology committees.
Lib Dem MPs secured the top two spots on the Private Members’ Bill ballot.
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. Fourteen Conservative MPs voted against David Cameron's proposals on press regulation earlier this evening – or, rather, against the amendments to the Crime and Courts Bill which set out proposals for exemplary damages in relation to newspapers and websites that refuse to be regulated by the new regulator. The […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Yesterday in Parliament, Richard Bacon, a Conservative backbencher, tried to introduce a Bill which would repeal the Human Rights Act 1998. One of Mr Bacon's lines of argument was that the legal requirement for Ministers to amend legislation – without a vote in Parliament – in order to comply with European […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. After last week's reshuffle of the Secretaries and Ministers of State, and this week's reshuffle of Parliamentary Private Secretaries, it's possible to investigate the state of a dying breed: the backbenchers who've always been loyal. The list below features the Conservative MPs who meet the following criteria: Are not currently […]
By Jonathan Isaby Yesterday saw Gerry Adams appointed Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead – an office of profit under the Crown that therefore disqualifies him from remaining an MP. But a row has broken out over how the appointment was made. A Sinn Fein spokesman said earlier in the week that it […]
By Jonathan Isaby Yesterday MPs passed the following motion without the need for a division: "That this House regrets the unnecessarily high costs and inadequacies of the systems introduced by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA); calls on the IPSA to introduce a simpler scheme of office expenses and Members’ allowances that cuts significantly the […]