The row over pairing has contributed to a sense that the chief whip is damaged goods, and that his days could be numbered.
The numbers are tight enough for the republicans’ seven MPs to swing key votes should they take their seats – but they won't.
The Conservative Party doesn’t want to stay in the EU, but it doesn’t really seem to want to leave it either.
Portraying himself as Mr Digital allows the Health Secretary and one-time app designer to draw the political sting from unfriendly cabinet briefs.
Because Holyrood matches Scots school holidays, SNP politicians have had a headstart in the plotting stakes.
Theresa May’s desperate attempt to woo her membership underlines that it is the Conservatives, not Labour, who are in hock to members with extreme views.
Corbynsceptic MPs are unsure if they should retain seats and forgo a say in the party’s policy platform, or break away and attempt to win as some new force.
Some think the measures to tackle bad behaviour do not go far enough.
It’s important to remember what Brexit is as far as the Labour leadership is concerned: occasionally a means by which to whack the government, but most of the time, not its problem.
A mystifyingly poor strategy allowed the Prime Minister to emerge the victor.
The MP for Barrow has quit the party, which he says is in the grip of the “hard left”, while on suspension over allegations of misconduct.