There’s little that Conservative MPs can do to stop the Speaker – they don’t have the votes to depose him.
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A dedicated band of Conservative pro-Brexit holdouts stands ready to perish rather than let May’s deal pass.
The Prime Minister is also astute enough to get Gove to make the case for Meaningful Vote Three.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
Perhaps we will find out today why Downing Street and the whips stuck with a motion that risked revolt by ERG members and second referendum backers alike.
Plus: Snubbed by a Remainer. Delighted for Beth Rigby. Tusk japes, May spooks, Francois almost self-combusts. And: is Brexit Brecksit or Breggsit?
WATCH: Francois says he won’t submit “to bullying by any German” – and tears up Airbus CEO’s letter on live TV
“Mr Enders’ intervention is a classic example of the sort of Teutonic arrogance which is one of the reasons so many people voted to leave the European Union.”
“In my personal opinion, Olly Robbins should go to the Tower, in which case he should arrive by river.”
The anger expressed on the Conservative benches reflected the anger felt in many a humble home.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
Blue-on-blue fire over the Government’s pulling of the meaningful vote which was due today.
And her enemies are divided: can the No Dealers and the People’s Voters combine to defeat her?
Yesterday in the Commons. More opponents than supporters of the Prime Minister’s deal on the Conservative backbenchers.
That said, there was more backing for her from her party than some of today’s headlines suggest.
Bob Seely: This deal isn’t perfect. If it can be improved, great. But let’s not make the best the enemy of the good.
We need to get back to our focus, governing for the people. They are fed up with Brexit and we are running out of time
That’s the single fact that stands out from the “low tragedy, high farce” of resignations, splits, divisions, principles and ambitions consuming British and Brexit politics.