But although the Prime Minister looked calm, Nigel Dodds, parliamentary leader of the DUP, did not.
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She dodges a direct question on whether Parliament with have the sovereign right to withdraw unilaterally from any backstop.
And: he says a benefit freeze continues austerity. She says Labour opposes the fuel duty freeze.
Plus: Chinese whispers, Whitehall moves – and a Budget that is set to target business rather than taxpayers.
An ominous calm reigned and one half expected the Prime Minister to choose a hymn to match.
“The Irish certainly won’t. The British certainly won’t. So unless the EU Army plans to march in and build it, surely it can never happen?”
WATCH: “They will be protected” – the Prime Minister’s pledge to people transitioning onto Universal Credit
“We are putting transitional protections in…so people who are moved onto Universal Credit will not see any reduction.”
Theresa May has mastered all the necessary pieties and used them to bludgeon her opponents into submission.
“I remember the single mother who told me she wanted to get into the workplace…but the JobCentre had told her she’d be better off on benefits.”
Corbyn united the Tory tribe by describing it as sullen.
The Prime Minister replies by contrasting her work on the negotiations to Corbyn’s internal battles over antisemitism.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May condemns Russian “obfuscation and lies” about the Salisbury attacks
Corbyn’s response is condemned as “weaselly” by Johnson.
WATCH: “Get behind us…in the common interest, instead of carping from the sidelines”, Lidington tells Thornberry
“We have ended up with him proposing a dog’s Brexit,” the Shadow Foreign Secretary charges.
Thornberry gave no sign that she might be an improvement on the present Leader of the Opposition.
Corbyn meanwhile opted out of Brexit, in the hope that the Government is making a mistake.