George Eustice: Whips should not push loyalty too far

The friction in the run-up to last week's vote on Europe led some to bemoan the methods of the whips office, with one Sunday newspaper devoting a double-page spread to a rumour that the chief whip might have used some colourful language while trying to persuade an MP to support the Government. 'Who are these whips?' screamed one email I received.

by George Eustice

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