But the Prime Minister had to proceed with caution in the No Confidence debate, in order to arouse no suspicion that she might seek moderate Labour votes.
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The anger expressed on the Conservative benches reflected the anger felt in many a humble home.
Both the Leader of the Opposition and the Speaker of the House set a sorry example to the nation yesterday.
The Chamber was filled for a long time with clouds of canting, self-righteous, ludicrously overblown protest.
The Labour leader accuses the Government of playing for time, whilst the Prime Minister denounces his “meaningless position”.
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“The biggest threat to people and this country isn’t leaving the EU, it’s a Corbyn government,” the Prime Minister warned.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Conservative MPs do not look nearly as loyal as one would think to listen to them
The Prime Minister saw off the Leader of the Opposition, but her own backbenchers seemed glum and thoughtful.
WATCH: Prime Minister’s Questions. Labour’s leader goes on what he wants to talk about, not what all of Westminster is talking about.
Is Corbyn right to keep faith with his base rather than hold the Government to account on Brexit?
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Can it be that Corbyn thinks a “coup de grace” is some kind of fancy ice cream?
Instead of pressing home the attack on the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition helped her regain her composure.
Robert Halfon: My constituents are against us shelling out £39 billion for nothing. Anyway, are we really obliged to pay?
If all this is correct, the EEA route seems to me a sensible way forward if Parliament can’t agree on a deal.
Whatever the answer may be, the Prime Minister gives no indication that such refuge will be offered.
Never have the Prime Minister’s colleagues looked more despondent, but her backbenchers refrained from trying to defenestrate her.
The Prime Minister clearly thinks she can talk her own backbenchers into supporting her deal, but could find no way of conciliating the DUP.
But although the Prime Minister looked calm, Nigel Dodds, parliamentary leader of the DUP, did not.
She dodges a direct question on whether Parliament with have the sovereign right to withdraw unilaterally from any backstop.