Theresa May is preparing a new year reshuffle that could see a number of cabinet figures losing their positions in an attempt to refresh the Conservative front bench.
Dark rumours have been circulating around Westminster this week about the government whipping operation, with talk of misdemeanour lists to keep troublesome MPs in line, and alleged attempts to put pressure on those threatening to rebel on Brexit.
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, has said she is prepared to try to switch from Holyrood to the House of Commons by putting herself forward for a Westminster seat in the future.
The UK government has produced no economic forecasts on the likely impact of Brexit on various sectors of the economy, David Davis has told a committee of MPs who have attempted to examine the studies.
Jeremy Corbyn has used prime minister’s questions to challenge Theresa May over what he called the government’s lack of a coherent Brexit strategy.
Jeremy Corbyn has used prime minister’s questions a week before the budget to pressure Theresa May over cuts to public services and benefits, highlighting what he said was a crisis for emergency services, schools and the NHS.
Theresa May is facing a Tory revolt over her efforts to fix the date of Brexit on 29 March 2019, with former attorney general Dominic Grieve saying he would vote against the amendment regardless of “blood-curdling threats” and “arm twisting” from Conservative whips.
The Conservative party has drawn up a new code of conduct for its MPs and others following claims of widespread abuse and harassment at Westminster, including a guarantee that someone independent would help investigate complaints.
Theresa May moved quickly on Thursday to fill the hole in her cabinet left by the departure of Sir Michael Fallon as defence secretary over the Westminster sleaze scandal. But the noisy backlash from her own backbenchers underlined how fragile her authority has become.
A confidential report into Royal Bank of Scotland is set to be published by MPs after it was widely leaked, revealing details of the bank’s treatment of nearly 6,000 struggling small businesses in the aftermath of the 2008 banking crash.
Week by week, the empty spaces on the green benches grow wider. Prime minister’s questions used to be a standing-room-only affair, but in the hands of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn it’s driving many MPs to an early lunch.
Labour MP Clive Lewis has accused Royal Bank of Scotland executives of "misleading" MPs and blasted the FCA for producing a "sanitised" summary of its internal report on the treatment of business customers by RBS-GRG.