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Patrick Maguire is the New Statesman's political correspondent.
The Tory MP's bid to prevent the next prime minister from proroguing parliament has failed at the first hurdle.
The Vauxhall MP has become the fourth Labour Leaver to announce her retirement.
The Labour leader is to hold regular surgeries for the PLP in a bid to ease simmering tensions.
The government will attempt to pass a Northern Ireland devolution bill in a single day on Monday – a move that could frustrate a cross-party amendment to legalise equal marriage.
But it's not the fight you think.
All three of the main parties in the Commons are gearing up for a fight in the country.
Lisa Nandy and others say their preference is for a negotiated exit – but the politics could well be too messy.
Beholden to the DUP, neither Jeremy Hunt nor Boris Johnson understands the politics of the Irish border as Brussels sees it.
But even if the decision to readmit the Derby North MP is overturned, the leadership's troubles with MPs are only just beginning.
More than 100 Labour MPs and peers and 68 party staff have demanded the resuspension of the Derby North MP.