Archive: Tory Backbenchers

David Lidington in Europe: the minister promised to resign if he does not secure his objectives over HS2

Rebellions and notable absences fail to stop HS2

HS2 easily passes its latest parliament hurdle last night, as the last remaining barriers to its progress fall away

Opinion Former Articles

  • How can you not trust me? Look at my eyebrows, man

    The Political Week Online: Back to school

    The post-summer political world resumes unchanged. Arguments kick off about Labour's relationship with trade unions. Iain Duncan Smith is accused of being crap. Tony Blair advocates war.

  • Burka ban: The first of a series of right-wing private members bills

    Parliament debates burka ban

    MPs will debate whether to ban the burka today, as the first of a tranche of radically right-wing private members bills hit the Commons.

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