The proposal was defeated by 321 to 301 votes.
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Freeman joins the rebellion. But the amendment fell by 321 to 298.
Iain Dale: We’re heading towards an application to extend Article 50. And if extension happens, will revocation follow?
Plus: Collective minsterial responsibility is seeping away. Plus: A.C.Grayling, Jews, nazis, yellow stars – and Brexit Derangement Syndrome.
Chris White: The Cooper amendment threatens to damage the constitution in ways that would be very hard to repair
The constitutional crisis MPs are threatening to bring down on all our heads will have wide-ranging and severe consequences.
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.
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.
Some favour a Second Referendum; others, EEA membership. But they have combined to deal the Prime Minister a second bloody blow in a single day.
Roger Scruton is advising the Government on ensuring new buildings are beautiful. But defeating the architectural establishment will not be easy.
How we can push more fathers into taking extended paternity leave for the good of women, children, and the economy.
The former Culture Minister says that there had already been a slide before the last election, and that the challenge will be greater after Windrush.
We publish the letter referenced by Ed Vaizey in this afternoon’s debate.
Sensitive development for some commercial use or new housing could be the difference between sustainability and eventual loss.
The Prime Minister’s interview yesterday was a reminder of the fact.
As debate swirls about increasingly negative attitudes to our representatives, people have taken to Twitter to show their appreciation.