HAYES IN THE HOUSE: Why I can't give PM my vote as things stand
Over recent days the Prime Minister's proposed Brexit deal has been debated in the House of Commons. To delay a vote which was bound to be lost was the right thing to do.
Whatever people might think of her wider political policy position, Theresa May has dedicated herself to the national interest at a time of considerable uncertainty. Having worked alongside her as a Minister in the Home Office, I can testify to the determined and tireless commitment to public service that motivates her decision-making. It is crucial to differentiate between her policy and her personal qualities.
Whilst I have no doubt that some of those seeking to challenge Mrs May’s leadership are motivated by a genuine desire to deliver the best possible Brexit, others are doubtless burdened by different baggage.
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