Boris needs a win – Part 4

A rebellion by almost one quarter of a governing party is painful, but it need not be terminal for the leadership. Tony Blair faced similar mathematical pain in the Iraq War vote of 18th March 2003 and yet he and his policies marched on regardless. Indeed Boris might simply think this is all a repeat of the situation a year ago, when 71 of his own MPs To read this article, please log in or sign up to one of our subscription packages.