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I don't agree with some of Simon Hoare's views, but he is a Tory MP I respect. His work on double jobbing this week was exemplary: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jan/19/plans-allow-double-jobbing-northern-irish-politics-dropped
And the answer, Simon, is if you want to stop defections - change the leader, and change the direction of the party!
It’s always a sadness when a Tory colleague leaves our Party. I’ve been a member since 1985. It feels like a bereavement. But there’s no point shouting abuse at the individual as the deed is done. Instead we should always ask 2qs: 1) why?; 2) how do we stop others going?
There has to come a time when Tory MPs grow tired of having to mount defences like this
Tory MP Jane Hunt tells Sky News that far from issuing threats and blackmail to rebellious MPs, Tory whips act more like “welfare officers.”