There were 44 Tory abstentions – which is in the same territory as last week’s vote on the same issue.
It was foolish to allow realistic and limited objectives to be overtaken by utopian nation-building.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
Those for included Baron, Ghani and O’Brien. Those against, Gillan, Halfon and McLoughlin.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
We understand that 88 other Tory backbenchers didn’t vote on it, including Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
The results of yesterday’s Select Committee elections weren’t at all bad for the Brexiteers – or Conservative Friends of Israel, for that matter.
With Rees-Mogg’s backing, how can he fail?
Other donors and members in the list include David Ord, Dominic Johnson, Darren Mott, Alexandra Broadrick and Louise Goodall.
Our parliamentary system has been subverted: helpful questions from Tories, and futile ones from Corbyn, do nothing to hold the Prime Minister to account.
The decision represented a decisive endorsement of a particular plan – not a return to Tony Blair-style liberal internationalism.
The number was expected to be higher, but in the end the rebellion was smaller than anticipated.
Some backbenchers are unhappy that people who already have a job as a PPS have been allowed to stand.
Plus: A masturbatory act of self-indulgence on a grand scale. And: The backbone of a goldfish and the principles of a harridan.