Oh dear. It seems that not everyone has taken Theresa May’s appeal for party unity to heart. Although Amber Rudd and Iain Duncan Smith penned a Sunday Telegraph article calling for Tories to come together this week for the EU Withdrawal Bill votes, not everyone appears convinced.
Over the weekend, former Remain rebel Antoinette Sandbach took to social media to tweet ‘Remainers need courage to go for the kill’, and share Matthew Parris’s Times column on the topic. In the piece, Parris urges would-be rebels to not be put off rebelling by the whips:
‘This is the moment when you must lift your eyes from the trees and see the wood. The amendments may well be defective and without practical effect but if, next week, the world can be shown that there’s a real, hard Commons majority for Euro-sanity, ready to vote that way, then everything will change.’
Remainers need courage to go for the killhttps://t.co/eQCSHZh5O8
— Antoinette Sandbach (@Sandbach) June 9, 2018
Given that Sandbach recently reported a pensioner to the police for an email criticising her for not supporting the Prime Minister, Mr S suspects that Sandbach may wish to tone down her own language.