The Prime Minister's remarks to local party bosses underline the chances that the UK may leave the EU without a deal.
If May won a confidence vote she could not face another one for a year. There is a huge reluctance to allow the May era to drag on until the end of 2019.
MPs may have missed their chance to prevent a no-deal Brexit already.
Theresa May’s premiership is hanging by a thread, but more importantly, so is the United Kingdom.
Labour backbenchers know the fate of the country is in their hands – and that rolling the dice has potentially huge risks.
There are not enough Labour rebels to cancel out the Tory Brexiteers, pro-EU Tories wanting another referendum and the DUP.
Commentators and loyal Conservative MPs are worried Theresa May isn’t at the races as far as the argument for the deal goes.
If his younger brother says the deal would make the UK a vassal state, then Boris Johnson can’t u-turn again and vote for it.
The evidence suggests not.
The Chartered Institute of Building and the New Statesman gathered a panel of experts to discuss the wider social and economic impact of the built environment.
The faction within the Labour leadership that might have voted for May’s deal looks to have been comprehensively defeated.
As ever, the first victims are those least able to defend themselves.