She yesterday achieved the outcome most likely to prop her up – at least for the time being. But Cooper, Letwin and Bercow are waiting in the wings.
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There’s little that Conservative MPs can do to stop the Speaker – they don’t have the votes to depose him.
May keeps control of the negotiation. She fends off Benn, Letwin, Cooper and company by two votes – 314 to 312
Key to her victory is yesterday’s Remainer / Soft Brexit Cabinet and other rebels falling into line after a Party backlash today.
The biggest defeat in modern times and the largest Tory rebellion won’t stop her trying to resurrect her deal.
Strangely but truly, the best way of helping the Prime Minister is to send her back to Brussels to win concessions on the backstop.