Government Loses Purdah Vote


The government’s concessions were not enough to satisfy the Tory rebels: they lose 312 to 285. Majority 27. David Lidington’s day gets worseCameron’s first defeat of this parliament…

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John McDonnell tells the Gallery/Lobby lunch what the priest told him to do…

‘He persuaded me to do this. He said you need to soften your image. So do Mumsnet and do this…. I’m trying to soften my image.’


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