Fraser Nelson

The rebellion grows

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Brown appears to be running out of Labour MPs whom he can trust not to resign. Word is that Louise Casey is to be ennobled and sent to the Home Office - this with Alan Sugar's purported role as a peer and minister would mean even more unelected ministers in the government of an unelected Prime Minister. No wonder there's talk of a 70 strong backbench rebellion - Brown sees no use in them and it appears to be mutual. It all becomes less tenable by the minute.

Written byFraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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