Theresa May confirmed in the Commons on November 21 that Britain will leave the EU on March 29 next year.  “I can give [Esther McVey] the assurance that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019,” she said.

Michael Gove said on Sunday “we have got to recognise that if we don’t vote for [the Prime Minister’s deal], the alternatives are no deal or no Brexit”.  (Other Ministers have been putting the same point.)

It therefore follows either that what the Prime Minister said is true, or that what the Environment Secretary said is true, but not both – at least, in any government that May leads.

Could the Prime Minister clear the matter up by confirming that her reply to McVey stands?  The question is important enough for us to keep asking it daily until there is clarity.