This is not the first time that the Prime Minister has been misread by opponents who deluded themselves into believing he was set on No Deal.
When so many are cynical about politicians, it was brilliant to see Conservative colleagues committing the Government to decisive action.
The proposals published today to make England the first country to end new cases of HIV fit within a Tory tradition of pragmatic health policy.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
From calling the measures “dystopian”, to criticising Whitty and Vallance’s latest graph, there were some scathing speeches.
Over a third of those who asked a question during a Hancock statement yesterday were to some degree resistant to such shutdowns.
If she wants to sound off, fine. But Johnson brought her back, and she then resigned – claiming he didn’t want a Brexit deal. Why should he heed her now?
The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
It’s a surprisingly large Government majority: 24 independents and 19 Labour MPs voted with the Government.
Steve Brine and Greg Clark, who have also been deprived of the whip, voted with the Government – which lost by 289 votes to 306.
Seven voted for Grieve’s motion, six voted against, and the remaining eight did not vote.
Mark Spencer has reportedly rung round to inform them that they have lost the Whip.
Margot James resigned as a minister following her rebellion. Meanwhile, the Chancellor joined Gauke and Clark in failing to support the Government.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
His experience in business, delivering the London Olympics, running the health service, and serving as Foreign Secretary all show his leadership qualities.