Civil Partnership Bill

Its not often that Guido refers to the detail of debates, but I thought I heard the future split line of the Conservative party cracking during the Civil Partnership Bill. Read it for yourself. The Tories are nowadays very much united on free enterprise, tax cuts and Euro scepticism – but on gay marriage or social liberalism they will be irreconcilable. The future fault line is there. Alan Duncan, John Bercow politely squared up to the likes of Anne Widdecombe, Edward Leigh and Alan Howarth.

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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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