A Tory backbencher has described Andrew Mitchell as “effectively castrated” after a bruising PMQs and meeting of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers yesterday. But the “f***ing plebs” MP lived to offend another day after an operation to save his skin by party top brass. Angry MPs were begged not to speak out against Mitchell by 1922 […]

By the end of today’s sitting, former Tory vice-chairman Bernard Jenkin will have rebelled more in the first nine months of this parliament than he did in the whole five years of the last one. And having faced down the government over a so-called “sovereignty clause” in the EU Bill, the euro-sceptics are on the […]