‘Prediction is very difficult’, said Niels Bohr, ‘especially if it’s about the future’ – and it’s always potentially embarrassing when you revisit things you wrote and in which you had … Read the rest
The Christmas break saw the release of the latest data on backbench rebellions by Philip Cowley and Mark Stuart.
This data shows that more than half of the Conservative rebels … Read the rest
Am a bit late to this – as a result of the day job – but then I’m always less excited about defeats caused by cock-up rather than conspiracy. And … Read the rest
When you’ve just suffered the largest European backbench rebellion since dinosaurs ruled the earth, the last thing you want on the Commons agenda is a take note motion on … Read the rest
Last night saw 81 Conservative MPs rebel against the Government, making it not only the largest ever Tory rebellion on Europe in Government, but very nearly twice as large as … Read the rest
Oh happy days. Just when we think we’re getting a bit tired of doing this rebellions lark, along comes something like Monday’s Euro rebellion. We knew it would be big, … Read the rest