Plus a further 29 probable or possible opponents. It’s decision day: when it ends, we will know who did what.
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Plus: Marion Little carries can for CCHQ – and many agents of all parties will think: “there but for the grace of God go I.” And: Am I creepy?
Iain Dale: Brexit Derangement Syndrome breaks out everywhere. Adonis, Bridgen – and now, alas, Boles. Everyone’s going bonkers.
Plus: Which of Hancock’s Slags should I liaise with? I’m not known as “Uncle Herod” for nothing. And: Here’s hoping 2019 is happier than 2018.
Robert Halfon: A new, magical Conservative leader with presents for all? Sorry – I don’t believe in Santa Claus.
Plus: Bad Tory language. Cutting VAT, Good Conservative news for workers. And: a second referendum – not a People’s Vote but a Cheater’s Vote.
Iain Dale: It’s going to be a White Christmas – because there are snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere.
Plus: Tory MPs, the world’s most duplicitous electorate. But a certain long-serving woman Labour MP is sending Christmas cards to them all…
May wins – but not by enough to break free from her internal opponents. Too strong to fall and too weak to win, she is, if anything, more exposed to them than before.
The Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee then reads out the figures. And someone says: “oooh”.
Chris White: A guide to what could happen in the Commons this week as tomorrow’s vote on May’s deal looms
I set out the various permutations – and translate what the amendments to the Government’s motion mean.
And: For May, there should be no way back from losing. My Tory leadership straw poll. Cox, a man of substance and integrity. Plus, Tower of Power extra: Dick for Iain.
Drained of authority? Yes. Rudderless? Certainly. Humiliated? Absolutely. But May’s very weakness is becoming a strange strength.
She looks increasingly like the captive of pro-Remain cross-party MPs working together against the pro-Leave referendum mandate.
Our survey. Almost seven in ten Party members say that Conservative MPs should vote against May’s deal.
And roughly a third believe that they should back it. That’s a platform for the Prime Minister to build on – but she has little time left in which to change hearts and minds.
Our Executive Editor discusses our estimate of the scale of May’s troubles on Politics Live.
Ponder the possible consequences of the Government losing the meaningful vote by less than expected. Disaster would be spun as triumph.
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.
The Government has clearly lost the support of the DUP, and is operating at present with no majority.