Our party contains multitudes – and should embrace conservatives from across the ideological spectrum.
It’s not just about there being more Tory MPs. There has been a remarkable clearout of the establishment figures.
Seven voted for Grieve’s motion, six voted against, and the remaining eight did not vote.
Plus: I’ve never thought a national unity government is a runner, and I think it’s even less likely now.
There are now 15 independents, plus the Change UK factions and a smattering of pro-Brexit rebel Labour MPs.
Here is Conservative Voice’s eight-point programme for a reformed Party Board, Conference and constitutional structure.
A lethal combination of strategic incoherence and operational incompetence has seen the Remain wave pass the would-be mould-breakers by.
There are some brilliant MPs, who go above and beyond. But the majority have hardly covered themselves in glory over Brexit.
In over six hours of meetings, officials tried to make the tyres fall off the Malthouse Compromise, and couldn’t do so.
He points out that there appears to be far from complete agreement amongst the defectors about why they have left or what they stand for.
The Environment Secretary says that the priority is securing a deal which can “avert either no Brexit, or no deal.”
It may have produced Anna Soubry – but it also gave us a mixed cross-section of Tories, including Conor Burns, Esther McVey, Priti Patel and Liz Truss.
When asked for it, the three MPs presented none. The reason is simple: this supposedly sinister entryist army does not exist.
Plus: In news elsewhere, a luxury women’s health spa in Belgravia – with annual membership fees of £5,500 – this week blamed Brexit for its closure.