Dave Beats Down the BackBenchers

A Prime Minister is never more powerful than those first days in office. Cameron has taken full advantage to this in his far-sighted curbing of the 1922 Committee’s power. While it could have backfired¬†spectacularly, the Tory whips just left the committee room smiling and the vote to allow government ministers voting rights in the old backbench committee went Dave’s way – 168 to 118.

It was a big challenge and as one on the backbench whispered last night “he’s smiling while kicking us when we are down.” Nearly a half of ¬†Cameron’s own troops voted against him but the measure will allow the Prime Minister far more control in the future. It was a risky idea, but he didn’t blink. Next big test is on the European stage later today…

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