A basic problem remains unaltered – that there is no Commons majority for a No Deal Brexit. This point has been well made by Ann Widdecombe.
Progressive commentators and saloon-bar orators are wrong to condemn MPs for finding the national issue hard to settle.
He suggests that it is no different to ministers passing laws with amendments they dislike, but Redwood points out they are not normally compelled to do so.
A dedicated band of Conservative pro-Brexit holdouts stands ready to perish rather than let May’s deal pass.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.