It’s a surprisingly large Government majority: 24 independents and 19 Labour MPs voted with the Government.
“What are people going to think about what we have left, and what we have lost?”
The former Party Chairman and Chief Whip says the only way to save moderate conservatism is to get Brexit through.
Mark Spencer is reportedly ringing round to inform them that they have lost the Whip.
Letwin versus Rees-Mogg, or Parliament versus the people.
They are not necessarily three birds of a feather: ConservativeHome is told that Simpson will vote with the Government this evening.
Gauke, Hammond, Burt and other rebels have little intellectual case for their actions; their moral or political rationale is threadbare.