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How has the MP become the bookies’ favourite to be Prime Minister?

The MP said people were overwhelmingly supportive of his decision to speak his mind, even if they disagreed with his views

He said the policy was ‘damaging’ the education of Catholics and non-Catholics alike

He said he profits in a ‘very roundabout way’ but has no personal investment

Even a left-wing public radio station is enthralled by this ‘son of a lord’ who ‘sounds like a character out of Downton Abbey’

Campaigners say offering the drug at ‘pocket money prices’ gives a misleading impression

You don’t need to be religious to realise all humans have a right to life

The Church cannot become just another branch of the liberal commentariat

He is already in a minority simply by attending Mass regularly

Catholics praised the MP’s witness – but some wondered if his reasoning could have been better