A lethal combination of holidays, conference, illness, and now exam marking, has led to radio silence recently – although New Year’s Eve saw the Independent run with some updated figures which we’d done for them, showing the overall rate of rebellion by government MPs running at over 50% still. As it noted, the most rebellious Conservative MP – Philip Hollobone – is now rebelling in over a quarter of votes, a record that puts even Jeremy Corbyn, the most rebellious Labour MP of the last government, to shame.
But in our absence, we did like this piece by Tim Montgomerie (who cites the right sources). Note that he thinks the government could be in trouble over prisoners voting, as does Garry Gibbon. Fun ahead!