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This week Baroness Jay told The House that coalitions could become more common in the future. Judging by the enmity between Nick Clegg and Labour at this week’s DPMQs, any future union of red and yellow will not be a happy marriage. ... Continue to article
One of the loneliest jobs around will have felt even more isolating than usual for David Cameron recently. Grumbling backbenchers, voting against your Government’s legislative agenda. Cabinet colleagues, perhaps with leadership ambiti... Continue to article
White House hospitality or House of Commons hostility? It’s an easy choice really. David Cameron may be beginning to resemble the houseguest that never leaves, but hey, it’s a special relationship. No one will mind if he sticks around ... Continue to article
Peter Bone said tonight's Commons EU vote was not a rebellion, and claimed the Prime Minister had "to a certain extent" encouraged those voting for the amendment. "It certainly says we want an EU referendum. But of course ... Continue to article
The Government has presided over a “complete and utter shambles” since last week’s Queen’s Speech, the Shadow Chancellor has said. After a week dominated by Conservative turmoil over the European Union, Ed Balls moved an amendment regret... Continue to article
There was some good news for government-backbench relations today. Well, sort of. In Cambo Chained Philip Cowley and the team at the University of Nottingham discovered the number of rebellions from Lib Dem and Tory backbenchers fell fro...
Peter Bone said that a government bill on an EU referendum was essential. “What John [Baron] has done and myself, is that we’ve supported Conservative party policy and I think we’ve moved it along quite a long way. But John is absolutely... Continue to article
Peter Bone rejected fellow Tory Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s claim that he was splitting the Tory party with his EU referendum amendment, which he insisted was about “supporting Conservative policy”. “He’s entitled to his opinion. The vote... Continue to article
Peter Bone predicted that ministers would be able to vote for the amendment regretting the lack of provisions for an EU referendum in the Queen’s Speech. “I think they certainly would [like to vote for it] and I think they probably will ... Continue to article
A couple of hours ago, two backbenchers - John Baron MP and Peter Bone MP - tabled an amendment to the Queen's Speech, expressing regret that the Government had not announced an EU referendum bill. Ha... Continue to article
Peter Bone said the success of UKIP in local elections made the case for an alliance between the Tories and Nigel Farage’s party. “I’m a true Conservative and always will be. But the trick here, there was a tremendous Conservative vote –... Continue to article
Peter Bone called for the Government to give six months’ notice that it was planning to pull out of the European Convention on Human Rights, in order to deport Abu Qatada. “I think the option that the Home Secretary was hinting at, and s... Continue to article
Theresa May has been trying to tickle MPs’ funny Bones again, with many in the Twittersphere picking up on her new found talent for witticisms. While dealing with the altogether hysterical subject of Abu Qatada, Ms May still found time t...
Peter Bone called on the Home Secretary to withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights temporarily so that Abu Qatada’s deportation can proceed. “He came here illegally, he should go back to where he came from. There is ... Continue to article
Proposals to allow gay marriage are "completely nuts", Peter Bone has said. The Conservative MP told the House of Commons that the Church of England should block the plans, as it believed marriage had to be "between a man and a woman". His Conservative colleague Tony Baldry, representing the Church, said it would make "detailed submissions" to the Government.
David Cameron has reassured Tory 1922 Committee backbenchers he is delivering on Conservative policies and they should be "proud" of their contribution to the Coalition, Tory sources have told PoliticsHome. Disgruntled Tory MPs had voiced anger at being "subsumed" by the Coalition.
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