Sir Graham Brady’s announcement of the voting figures came as an icy shock to the Prime Minister’s supporters.
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Andrew Gimson’s Westminster sketch: A carnival in which even the Prime Minister’s inhibitions start to break down
Rumour and counter-rumour fly round the Palace, and those with walk-on parts have a wonderful time.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Conservative MPs do not look nearly as loyal as one would think to listen to them
The Prime Minister saw off the Leader of the Opposition, but her own backbenchers seemed glum and thoughtful.
He defended the absent Prime Minister with decency and moderation, but neither Labour nor Conservative MPs were persuaded.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May provokes derisive laughter and has exhausted the House’s patience
The Prime Minister looked like a straight actor who is appearing in a Christmas pantomime, in order to become the butt of everyone else’s jokes.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Can it be that Corbyn thinks a “coup de grace” is some kind of fancy ice cream?
Instead of pressing home the attack on the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition helped her regain her composure.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May cannot sell her compromise and centrist MPs are preparing to take over
Power seems to be seeping away from the ancien regime.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Ministers are voted guilty of contempt for the first time in Parliament’s history
The Attorney General’s claim that it would not be in the national interest to reveal his legal advice was defeated in the Commons.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Cox delivers a majestic counterblast to all those who think the Brexit deal is a sell-out
The Attorney-General gave an electrifying performance as he refused to publish the advice he has given to ministers.
It is hard to see how the different Brexit alternatives can be presented anything like as well on TV as they will be in Parliament.
Robin Aitken, who worked for the Corporation for 25 years, accuses it of propagating liberalism and suppressing conservatism behind a pretend impartiality.
Never have the Prime Minister’s colleagues looked more despondent, but her backbenchers refrained from trying to defenestrate her.
And her enemies are divided: can the No Dealers and the People’s Voters combine to defeat her?
The Prime Minister clearly thinks she can talk her own backbenchers into supporting her deal, but could find no way of conciliating the DUP.
May’s Brexit deal helps to show that British politicians are more honourable and efficient than is claimed
There has been a tendency to suppose that because Britain’s power has declined in relative terms they must have become totally useless.