Off Her Bike and Through the Lobby

Government whips are going into overdrive this afternoon. All slips have been cancelled and things are looking so tight that Transport Minister Thresera Villiers has been called back in, despite recovering from a bike crash that left her with a broken collar bone. Guido is chasing up rumours of three other sickly Tory MPs being dragged through the lobby. On the other side, Gordon has come to bless the opposition with his support…

UPDATE: Seems the Standard’s Craig Woodhouse tweeted this at the same time.

UPDATE II: Big day for Tory rising star Sam Gyimah. He’s covering as Dave’s PPS today. “Dessie is away on military manoeuvres this week.”




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