But the Prime Minister had to proceed with caution in the No Confidence debate, in order to arouse no suspicion that she might seek moderate Labour votes.
The biggest defeat in modern times and the largest Tory rebellion won’t stop her trying to resurrect her deal.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: For Cox to speak with such force suggested how desperate May’s predicament has become.
He suggested that it would be absurd to reject the Government’s motion merely because of the Northern Ireland backstop.
Courtesy of Philip Cowley, here are some markers for this evening’s votes, when they come.
Strangely but truly, the best way of helping the Prime Minister is to send her back to Brussels to win concessions on the backstop.
A fact amidst the rumours. The Prime Minister is failing to persuade most rebel Conservative MPs to switch and support her deal.
We count four so far from our list of 109 who have changed their minds – and all of them were only “probables”.
Grayling, Patten, the Far Right, the IRA, Brexit, the Speaker – and the difference between a threat and a warning
If two men are in a car, and the passenger says to the driver: “Look out! You’re going to crash,” he is shouting out the second, not the first.
Scepticism is always a healthy attitude – but the spin being pumped out this weekend merits even more than normal.
David Allen Green has painted an inaccurate and flattering picture of the circumstances in which John Bercow shattered precedent this week.
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?
The conventional wisdom is: weak Prime Minister, strong Cabinet. But what we see is: weak Prime Minister, weak Cabinet.
The anger expressed on the Conservative benches reflected the anger felt in many a humble home.
Bercow had already harmed the role of Speaker. But his latest intervention threatens to do irreparable damage.
MPs cheering on some temporary political advantage may come to rue the day the Commons gave up the concept of an impartial, respected champion.
Our guide to how the Government can deliver its Brexit deal in Parliament. Or No Deal. And whether MPs can block the latter.
Short of backing Labour in a no-confidence vote, rebels can only make such a departure more chaotic and hope the Prime Minister buckles.
Brexiteer MPs believe such hints are being leaked to try to frighten them. But some in Government have indeed toyed with the idea.