The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
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It’s a surprisingly large Government majority: 24 independents and 19 Labour MPs voted with the Government.
Johnson’s August 2) Finding support among opposition MPs – or at least trying to – before any no confidence vote
There are now 15 independents, plus the Change UK factions and a smattering of pro-Brexit rebel Labour MPs.
Plus: Why call McCain a maverick?; the Labour MPs who deserve an award for courage; and who is the right’s Artist Taxi Driver?
Seven points to reflect on during the coming weeks, including this: the centre ground of British politics is vacant.
If there is a Commons vote on Syria, the willingness of Labour rebels to support action could make all the difference
In 2013, Conservative rebels joined with Labour to sink Cameron’s plan. Might the reverse happen five years later?
The Prime Minister’s failure to talk about the dependence of the NHS on the economy is bizarre.
Plus: A telling speech by George Osborne, the pleasing election of Philip Davies. Reading the Morning Star, just for a laugh. And: Andy Carroll walks on water.
Cameron offered a convincingly modest justification for bombing ISIS in Syria: to do so is not perfect, but is better than sitting things out.