Glory marches elsewhere alongside great successes, but true honour lies in the thankless fights.
But end by repeating that it is unfair for constituents in any seat, whatever the circumstances may be, to have a by-election forced on them by as few as one in ten of their number.
There should be a high bar to exposing anyone to a flawed recall procedure yoked by happenstance to a legitimate Parliamentary enquiry.
The former Prime Minister offered a professional defence of the unwise assurances he gave to the Commons in December 2021.
“The respect I have for this institution of Parliament… that’s why I have come here,” replies former Prime Minister
A visit to his study as he contemplates this week’s Privileges Committee hearing and Northern Ireland Protocol vote.
“I hope it was worth it to sit around the Cabinet table, because the damage they have done to our party is extraordinary.”
Fifty-three Conservatives opposed the tiering plan last December, the largest Covid-related rebellion to date.
Why, then, are certain lockdown sceptics so keen to play down the loss of older lives? Aside from these errors, I suspect motivated reasoning is at play.
The Government won the division during yesterday’s consideration of the Trade Bill by 18 votes.
This rebellion had little in common with most others, but the names of many who oppose the Government now show a certain predictability.
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.