After abstaining on a vote against no deal yesterday evening, the three Cabinet ministers who defied the whip: Amber Rudd, Greg Clark and David Gauke seemed to be enjoying their newfound notoriety, as they walked to an impromptu Cabinet meeting this afternoon in Number 10.
The trio rocked up to the meeting as a bunch in a display of strength, solidarity, and no doubt hoping to be snapped by the waiting press photographers. But the group seemed far less prepared to be joined by transport minister Chris Grayling, who bumped into them as they strolled down Downing Street on their way to the meeting.
The unwieldy foursome ended up walking awkwardly together in relative silence, spoiling any photo opportunities the rebels may have been hoping for. Could this have been a deliberate act of sabotage by Chris Grayling? Mr S isn’t sure, that might mean the transport secretary had done his job for once…
— Aubrey Allegretti (@breeallegretti) March 14, 2019