The next Tory debate is on post-vaccine restrictions

When the third national lockdown came to a vote in parliament last week, only 12 Conservative MPs voted against the measures. This was a far cry from the second lockdown – which saw a rebellion of over 50 – and the mood at that time. Back in November, members of the Covid Recovery Group – made up of Tory MPs sceptical of tighter restrictions – were warning that a third lockdown would see a rebellion in the three-figure mark. So, what’s changed? Speak to former lockdown rebels and it’s a mix of factors that has provoked a rethink. The approval of several vaccines means that there is now a reasonable argument