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Return of the flying monkey

11 July 2018

8:23 AM

11 July 2018

8:23 AM

The television cameras may have packed up from College Green but Theresa May’s troubles over her Brexit position are far from over. Suspicion is growing in government that the two Tory vice chair resignations on Tuesday are part of a coordinated campaign by Tory Brexiteers to ramp up the pressure on the PM over her Chequers deal.

And who could be behind it? Well, Mr S can’t help but wonder how Steve Baker is enjoying his return to the backbench after quitting as a DexEU minister on Sunday. During the EU referendum, Baker was deployed by Vote Leave as a ‘flying monkey’ to turn up the ‘pressure on David Cameron’ in the Commons. Baker later boasted of the Guerrilla tactics he engaged in.

Has the flying monkey returned to the wild?


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