There will be some bruised personalities on the backbenches who will need careful managing over the next few months, and I hear that Spencer is already on the job.
Downing Street has spent the summer months diligently working through the mathematics of how to eat up as much time as possible.
Ministers are wary of giving rebels the chance to introduce troublesome amendments. Some workarounds and bypasses contain their own problems.
If Boris Johnson wants to pursue a No Deal exit, then he will have a fight on his hands with MPs.
Technically, May still has time to avoid European elections. Politically, it is very hard indeed to see how she now can.
Their latest plan is to push through in a single day legislation which would involve major constitutional changes.
This week has seen Parliament grab control, and this has serious implications for the practices of responsible government.
There’s little that Conservative MPs can do to stop the Speaker – they don’t have the votes to depose him.
With 45 days left, unless workarounds or extra time can be found, uncomfortable decisions may have to be made on which Brexit Bills to prioritise.
The constitutional crisis MPs are threatening to bring down on all our heads will have wide-ranging and severe consequences.
Even opposition parties and Bercow’s traditional supporters were taken aback by his “ridiculous” ruling. It will have serious repercussions.
I set out the various permutations – and translate what the amendments to the Government’s motion mean.
It is an extraordinarly inexperienced team. None of the four senior whips were appointed before July 2016, and no junior whip before June 2017.
In the wake of the row over an anti-upskirting bill and Chris Chope’s objection, we re-run the author’s 2016 piece calling on the Government to act.
Downing Street in its new incarnation will value his ability to build bridges with a Parliamentary Party still reeling from the shock election result.