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Cameron’s attack on Jesse Norman will backfire

11 July 2012 11:30

Jesse Norman became the hero of the hour yesterday afternoon when the government admitted defeat against the Tory rebels and…

Whipping up a storm

24 October 2011 14:56

It looks like about a third of Tory backbenchers will rebel in tonight’s vote on an EU referendum. 18 months…

Cameron starts playing catch-up over the EU referendum vote

19 October 2011 20:24

Adjust your calendars, CoffeeHousers. The parliamentary vote on an EU referendum is no longer set for next Thursday. As the…

Managing the boundary changes

12 September 2011 13:13

MPs are queuing down the corridor on the first floor of Portcullis House as they try to get hold of…

070, licensed to rebel

21 August 2011 21:02

It’s no surprise that 70 Tory MPs have formed a Eurosceptic group, as the Sunday Telegraph reveals today. They are…

Whipping up a storm

29 June 2011 15:58

The mini Tory rebellion last night, 15 Tory MPs voted to allow couples to transfer their personal tax allowance, has…

A reshuffle of the whips office?

25 June 2011 12:25

It is tempting to treat the whole circus animal affair in the Commons this week as just a big joke,…

Why a major reshuffle is unlikely

21 February 2011 11:53

The clamour for a reshuffle is getting louder. Caroline Spelman is said to be a leading candidate for ejection, following…

Should MPs be given a free vote on Kelly’s reforms?

29 October 2009 17:52

No, was Harriet Harman’s answer. With a very peculiar turn of phrase, the Leader of the House said that MPs…