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Til Brexit (and a government job) do us part

28 November 2018

6:19 PM

28 November 2018

6:19 PM

Earlier this month Mr Steerpike noted that here might be some domestic troubles in one Westminster household, after MP Jack Lopestri came out in support of May’s Brexit deal – unlike Andrea Jenkyns, his Brexiteer wife.

Now it appears that Number 10 were paying attention too: today they announced that Lopestri has joined the government, as PPS to the new Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay.


But while Jenkyns took to social media to say how pleased she was that her husband was promoted, she also suggested that his talents might not be the only reason he was given the job. In fact, it might even be a ploy by the Conservative whips to cause martial strife:

If so, Mr S suspects Jenkyns will be able to take it in her stride…


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