For the ERG leadership, the real victory would be demonstrating conclusively that May’s Withdrawal Agreement did not have a chance of passing parliament.
The Prime Minister maintained that her Brexit deal was in the national interest and “delivers on the priorities of the British people”. But ever fewer MPs agree with her.
The number of Tories who have resigned from the government payroll alone – to say nothing of backbenchers – is far bigger than the number of potential Labour rebels.
MPs may have missed their chance to prevent a no-deal Brexit already.
The problem is not that Theresa May has failed to deliver on Leave’s promises, but that they were undeliverable all along.
Theresa May’s premiership is hanging by a thread, but more importantly, so is the United Kingdom.
Former wonk-in-chief Nick Timothy says her deal can’t meet his unworkable red lines or pass the Commons. Why might that be?
Attacks from Labour and all sides of the Tory Brexit divide underlined why May’s deal has scant chance of passing the Commons.
The government is already consulting on ethnicity pay reporting.
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.