The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
It’s time to grasp the real message of the 2016 referendum: that universal suffrage has been a mistake of historic proportions.
There are now 15 independents, plus the Change UK factions and a smattering of pro-Brexit rebel Labour MPs.
She hopes to move quickly while Labour is splitting, get a quick gloss on the backstop, square the ERG with a hint of Malthouse later – and, hey presto, the deal will be done.
If the standard is as it now appears to be, May will have difficulty finding enough male Ministers to replace all those she will be required to sack.
Plus: What it was like being gay and a Tory – and being sexually assaulted in the “Brief Encounter” – during the vanished world of the 1990s.
Mark Carney the “unreliable boyfriend”. Mario Draghi’s forthcoming downfall. Plus: will we ever get to hear Jared O’Mara’s maiden speech?
“All of us in this House should have due care and attention to the way in which we refer to other people.”
May encourages Corbyn to take up primeministerial posturing.