The NDA-story surrounding Dominic Raab is starting to make some waves on Twitter.
This from Jack Sommers, head of news at the Jewish Chronicle:
Boris Johnson’s hide-and-seek of the past few days seems to keep working out for him. This from talkRadio’s political editor Ross Kempsell:
This just in from the Telegraph’s Anna Mikhailova:
My colleagues Rowena Mason and Poppy Noor are reporting that Boris Johnson will finally break his silence and face public scrutiny at his campaign launch event tomorrow.
Read the full story here:
The Daily Mirror’s Pippa Crerar is a lot more sceptical about the success of the Labour motion, and points out that many Tories who back it in principle could end up voting against it, just like Rory Stewart.
Green MP Caroline Lucas spoke to Channel 4 about the way the motion might be done tomorrow. She said there is such anger and concern among MPs at the prospect of parliament being suspended, that rebel Tory MP’s might be won over to back it.
“Essentially what we’re seeking to do is to stop the prorogation of parliament, we’re trying to stop whoever is the new prime minister from careering over the edge of a cliff, we’re trying to get the steering wheel off them,” Lucas said.
Boris Johnson, currently the most likely next Prime Minister, is being accused of having recommended the sale of bomb parts to Saudi Arabia that were expected to be used in Yemen, shortly after dozens of civilians were killed in an airstrike.
My colleague Dan Sabbagh reports, full story below:
While Rory Stewart apparently won’t be voting for Labour’s motion, the former Conservative and now independent MP Nick Boles has just announced that he will jet back to London to do just that:
The excitement about Rory Stewart refuses to ebb down for now.
This from the New Statesman’s editor-in-chief Jason Cowley:
My colleague Rafael Behr has written a piece on the existential dilemma the Conservative party is facing, and echoes Tory leadership hopeful Sajid Javid’s view that the party must come up with something beyond delivering Brexit.
This is also very interesting from the Times’ Iain Martin:
Well, well, well… Rory Stewart seems to have back-paddled on what he said just over an hour ago. It really doesn’t get boring.
And here a bold prophecy from LBC Radio’s James O’Brien:
My colleague Patrick Wintour on Rory Stewart’s performance today:
Earlier Steve Baker, the leading Tory Brexiteer and deputy chair of the European Research Group, put out this statement about his colleague, Tory MP Oliver Letwin, backing the Labour motion:
Oliver Letwin brings closer a general election which could leave Conservatives holding as few as 26 seats. Colluding with this Labour leadership to deny Government control of the Commons business is unconscionable for being firmly against the national interest.
My colleague Andrew Sparrow says it would be fair to assume that Baker feels the same about the prospect of Rory Stewart voting for Labour’s motion.
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