Downing Street had optimistically hoped for an unspoken convention whereby ministers would not appear in public disagreeing with each other on the EU. Unsurprisingly that ain’t gonna last – Chris Grayling and Anna Soubry are going to face off in a debate chaired by Jeremy Vine at Church House in Westminster on March 15. It’s all for a good cause though, and tickets are available through the children’s charity Variety here. Will they be friends or will Super Soubs revert to her usual inimitable debate style?
Confirmed: Anna Soubry will NOT debate EU ref against Chris Grayling. Wasn't aware it would be blue on blue when previously agreed to attend
— Kate McCann (@KateEMcCann) February 26, 2016
It was billed as “a lively debate which will see ministers clash over whether Britain should leave the EU”. Did No.10 get in touch?