That’s variously for a customs union; for a custom arrangement plus the Single Market; for a second referendum, and for staying in the EU.
Progressive commentators and saloon-bar orators are wrong to condemn MPs for finding the national issue hard to settle.
Those for included Bebb, Jo Johnson and Merriman. Those against, Collins, Keegan and Prentice.
“Consider the consequences for trust in politics if this House forces an outcome on the people that they no longer desire.”
The proposal was rejected by 314 votes to 311. Boles, Gyimah, Spelman and Vaizey were among those to rebel. Plus Brine and Harrington.
This was the amendment that sought to ensure that No Deal doesn’t happen without the Commons sitting – and having a chance to stop it.
The Chamber was filled for a long time with clouds of canting, self-righteous, ludicrously overblown protest.
Even the mice in the Commons tea room know that he was put in by one party and is kept there by one party.
His reforms will cripple his MPs and are a posthumous triumph for Tony Benn’s belief in extra-Parliamentary action.
There is no foreign policy that could appease the likes of the Manchester terrorists. Islamists damn us if we intervene, and damn us if we don’t.
Plus: Trump’s folly, Miliband’s mess, my first West Ham game at the Olympic Stadium – and Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Game Shows.
Plus: Trump v Sanders? Beckett’s report: smell the ostrich dung. And: I have never used poppers.
Plus: Thank you for the three bottles of vintage wine…but you forgot to enclose a note with your name. Christmas, eh?
The Labour former minister argues in favour of extending air strikes to Syria.
The presumption of Tory members in our own coming contest should be to vote for the person who has won the most backing from the Parliamentary Party.