Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Match of Today

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Match of Today

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THE vote by Tory MPs on plans to reform leadership contest rules was "not a pretty sight", said one participant.

Michael Howard's scheme was backed only by a group dubbed the "famous five" - including him. "In a packed room of nearly 200 MPs, to see the leader supported by just four others was rather embarrassing," our source said.

A CROSS-PARTY alliance of Millwallsupporting MPs seems to have come up with a new motto for the club: "Nobody likes 'em but they do care."

Lib-Dem Simon Hughes, Labourites Clive Efford and Joan Ruddock and Tory John Horam all signed a Commons motion attacking the FA after it found Millwall guilty of racism. It points out no match officials at a Liverpool game last year reported any racist chanting.

THE youngest pairing of a Cabinet minister and shadow (he's 38, she's 37) saw Mr Cameron and Ms Kelly make their joint debut at Education Questions.

His fans were hoping for a bit of dazzle from the Tory leadership hopeful. …

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