The PM won the confidence vote not by setting out the case for her withdrawal agreement, but by vowing to sand off its edges.
Just seven Conservative MPs are sufficient to defeat the Prime Minister in the House of Commons. She lost 117.
On this evidence, Theresa May will survive in office for now.
The current Prime Minister faces a different challenge, and pretending otherwise teaches us nothing.
The cancellation of Brexit and the election of Jeremy Corbyn would transform the mood in Europe.
It’s only 107 days away, by the way.
The replacement of May as Tory leader would not change the stance of parliament or the EU.
A ballot will be held tonight on whether the Prime Minister remains party leader after 48 letters demanding a vote were submitted.
The Prime Minister could now pay the ultimate price if Conservative MPs trigger a confidence vote.
The former governor’s pro-Brexit screed is disappointing for a number of reasons.