The Prime Minister, though brought to a standstill by the loss of the second vote, continues to convey a sense of direction.
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An obscure, unused agreement struck by Cameron and the 1922 Committee back in 2006 is set to come into play.
Mark Spencer has reportedly rung round to inform them that they have lost the Whip.
The 17 Conservative MPs who rebelled against the Government on prorogation – and the ministers who failed to vote
Margot James resigned as a minister following her rebellion. Meanwhile, the Chancellor joined Gauke and Clark in failing to support the Government.
Gove, Stewart and perhaps others too could see their standing and prospects damaged this afternoon.
Henry Newman: Most Conservatives don’t like it – but talks with Corbyn offer a way of breaking the Brexit stalemate
It may be unpalatable, but there’s no point arguing about retaining customs union membership if we can’t get out of the EU in the first place.
The Prime Minister seemed to imply that if MPs will not bend to her will, she is off.
Halfon and Stevenson join the Europhile ultras in a very near miss for the Government.
May is so weak that even her command of the payroll vote is slipping. If her Government loses control of European policy, can it really remain in office?
Interview. Sharma – “Every foreign investor I met thought leaving the EU would present significantly more opportunities for bilateral trade.”
The Employment Minister embodies two reasons why the Government is still afloat – its jobs creation record and under-reported Ministerial loyalty.
The whole plan involves maintaining a public-facing theatre of constitutional normalcy which will only further impede scrutiny and accountability.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May cannot sell her compromise and centrist MPs are preparing to take over
Power seems to be seeping away from the ancien regime.
WATCH: Pincer move on May 2) The Norwegians. Letwin backs the amendment to “avoid us leaving without a deal”
“I personally believe that [if no agreement is reached] a sort of Norwegian arrangement is probably the next best step.”
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.
His recommendations look likely to be accepted. Greater diversity of type and design is to be encouraged – rather than the imposition of uniformity.