The Government’s extension motion passes by 412 – 202.
If it is backed up by legislation, the UK will no longer leave the EU on March 29 (assuming the EU plays ball).
Theresa May’s plan is now to get her deal through by means of a Meaningful Vote Three next week – and then seek a short extension until June 30.
That could happen.
However, it is arguably just as likely that a Brexit which is extended will turn out to be a Brexit that never happens. Some will say that this is the day on which Brexit died. On which the politicians failed the people – and deliberately defied the referendum result.
And they may be right.
Either way, those 202 MPs will mostly be Conservatives. We gather that Steve Barclay, Liam Fox, Liz Truss and Gavin Williamson “plus half the whips office” opposed the Government’s motion.
Full division list of Conservatives who voted for and against extension coming.