Boles Has A Dig At Boris As Pro Deal Lobby Group Agree To Disagree

TBG had a source in the all party lobby group this morning at Portcullis House.

It’s made up of a group of MPs who want to get a Brexit Deal over the line. They include Lib Dem Norman Lamb who is said to oppose the party’s new policy of revoking Article 50.

Others present included Grimsby MP Melanie Onn, Gloria De Piero, Stephen Kinnock, Rory Stewart, Caroline Flint, Emma Lewell-Buck And Jeremy Lefroy.

The group heard how Grantham MP Nick Boles says how he once worked with Boris Johnson as his chief of staff at City Hall.

Boles told the briefing - "He (Boris) does not care about anything other than power and glory for himself."

However, TBG can report on a major split in the ranks already.

Our source tells us - "Emma Lewell-Buck would go for No Deal as a last resort whilst others including Rory Stewart are categorical that No Deal does not solve anything."

UPDATE: TBG also understands that the rebel alliance have been talking about trying to take control of Parliament again using emergency debates (SO24) on the day MPs return back after recess in mid October.