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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Angie Bray's Freudian "great things"

Angie Bray, Conservative MP for Ealing Central, was yesterday sacked as Francis Maude's Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) after rebelling on Lords reform (a PPS is an MP who, for no extra salary, acts as a minister's "eyes and ears" among backbench MPs, keeping the minister in touch with backbench opinion). Today's Standard has Ms Bray saying: "The whips tell me there's no way back, but historically there are cases of MPs who rebel on an issue being able to go on to great things later on." Don't hold back, Ms Bray. This is no time for false modesty. If you think that, in historical terms, you are destined for great things, then you just come right out and say so...

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