A dedicated band of Conservative pro-Brexit holdouts stands ready to perish rather than let May’s deal pass.
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By longstanding convention the Speaker casts his vote for the status quo. But would he?
Halfon and Stevenson join the Europhile ultras in a very near miss for the Government.
Cooper/Letwin is back, supported by Labour and Tory Europhiles as well as the Liberal Democrats, the Independent Group, and Scottish and Welsh nationalists.
Two of them, Sarah Newton and Paul Masterton, were members of the Government, and have resigned.
Several Ministers helped to see off the Government’s best hope of avoiding a full-on crisis in the Party – and perhaps of saving Brexit too.
There aren’t any surprises here, although on a grim night the Government at least appear to have talked two of its original signatories out of backing it.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
There are some brilliant MPs, who go above and beyond. But the majority have hardly covered themselves in glory over Brexit.
The former Attorney General claims that doing so would mean the Government had decided, as a matter of policy, to set aside its international law obligations.
She hopes to move quickly while Labour is splitting, get a quick gloss on the backstop, square the ERG with a hint of Malthouse later – and, hey presto, the deal will be done.
Henry Newman: A new bout of political instability hits Labour – but does it change the Brexit arithmetic?
At least four Tory MPs have apparently been placed on defection watch including Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Richard Harrington.
The Prime Minister’s previous form suggests that she will keep kicking the can down the road, or try to – even after the road runs out.
The amendment passed by 317 to 301 – and seven Labour MPs rebelled to back it.
In the night’s only defeat for the Government, it passed by 318 votes to 310 – and with the largest rebellion from Conservative MPs.