The two leaders preached to the converted by trading exaggerated insults.
Three Conservative backbenchers, and then most damagingly the recently resigned Health Secretary, told the Prime Minister it was time to go.
The Prime Minister needs the courage to face down the tiny minority who want to rush through the Conversion Therapy Bill.
It seeks to define education settings as essential infrastructure alongside other premises such as power stations, hospitals and food retailers.
Most of the action has been over Covid-related divisions. And most of the dissenters are from older intakes.
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.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
Patel should haul in Dick for an interview without coffee. Meanwhile, Loughton intends to raise the case at the Home Affairs Select Committee.
We’re now on Day Four of the controversy. This list began on Day Two and continues. One Minister has resigned from the Government.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
They frame the rest of our life in terms of health and prosperity. Public policy needs to catch up with this new body of evidence.
Plus: Leadsom is a mensch. The Euro-elections may be a Conservative wipeout. And: my interview with Blair.
Philip Davies, a famously long-standing and committed Brexiteer, is among their number.
We have always been champions of justice and we must double-down on fighting inequality through classical liberal principles.