The impact of nursery closures on children will last for decades, limiting their success for their whole lives.
Fifty-three Conservatives opposed the tiering plan last December, the largest Covid-related rebellion to date.
Our party contains multitudes – and should embrace conservatives from across the ideological spectrum.
The decision on lifting the remainder of lockdown will be based on many factors. But that’s the question at the heart of it.
Yesterday’s backbench reaction to his Commons statement suggests that most Tory MPs will back his proposals.
This is not the first time that the Prime Minister has been misread by opponents who deluded themselves into believing he was set on No Deal.
When so many are cynical about politicians, it was brilliant to see Conservative colleagues committing the Government to decisive action.
The proposals published today to make England the first country to end new cases of HIV fit within a Tory tradition of pragmatic health policy.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
From calling the measures “dystopian”, to criticising Whitty and Vallance’s latest graph, there were some scathing speeches.
Over a third of those who asked a question during a Hancock statement yesterday were to some degree resistant to such shutdowns.
If she wants to sound off, fine. But Johnson brought her back, and she then resigned – claiming he didn’t want a Brexit deal. Why should he heed her now?
The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
It’s a surprisingly large Government majority: 24 independents and 19 Labour MPs voted with the Government.
Steve Brine and Greg Clark, who have also been deprived of the whip, voted with the Government – which lost by 289 votes to 306.