The details of amendments that will be voted on later may be complex, but the message from Party members about No Deal is clear.
Over eight of ten, according to our survey, want it kept as an option. Only one of those selected for this evening, that tabled in the name of Damian Green (“the Malthouse amendment) does so. The Prime Minister’s “declines to approve” it, but notes that it is the default position. Michael Gove has today confirmed that legislation will be introduced to change this if the amendment is passed. The Spelman amendment seeks to remove any reference to the default position altogether.
At any rate, there can be no doubt about it: if our respondents are typical, a big majority of Party members want No Deal kept on the table.