The role of these MPs in pro-Leave seats abstaining on or voting against the Cooper amendment in defiance of the whip was crucial.
If it passes, a signal will be sent that the Commons is likely to take control of Brexit policy – even if the Brady amendment also passes.
Trouble in Grantham – Boles’s association executive intends to accelerate deselection proceedings against him
He would have the right to a full ballot of the local membership. But an already strained local relationship, combined with Brexit, makes it an uphill struggle.
“Not leaving would be seen as a betrayal of that referendum decision. But leaving without a deal would undermine our future prosperity.” Hammond’s Davos speech – full text
“My message today is this: Britain is a great place to do business.”
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What exactly are Benn, Cooper and Boles, Creasy, Grieve, Reeves and Corbyn proposing?
Had the DUP voted with Labour, the opposition would have won by a single vote – a point that party is busy making.
The names of all 118 Conservatives who voted against the proposal, and the four Opposition MPs who voted for it.
The backbench rebellion was also the biggest against a Conservative Government in modern times.
Plus a further 29 probable or possible opponents. It’s decision day: when it ends, we will know who did what.
The Speaker defied all precedent to allow an amendment which forces the Prime Minister to present the Commons with a ‘Plan B’ much sooner than planned.
“We will not allow a no-deal exit to occur at the end of March.” Letwin’s speech on yesterday’s crucial Finance Bill amendment.
It had, he said, “has no impact whatsoever on the Government’s ability to prepare for Brexit – it is about what the Government do after Brexit”.
“We have never said this.” Selmayr tweets a response to Hands’ ConHome article about him and Weyand.
The Secretary-General of the European Commission denies that either of them want to punish Britain.
The Government is suggesting that it will make little difference in practical terms – but opposed it for symbolic and political reasons.
We also reproduce the full text of the letter itself.