Also tonight - Theresa May faces ministerial revolt over no-deal Brexit, with up to 22 expected to vote for plans to extend Article 50. Cabinet sources insist they would have to be sacked.https://t.co/Ykfwzmd1Xx
Corbyn inching closer to backing a second referendum under intense pressure from senior figures including Starmer to prevent more MPs from leaving the party and spike the guns of the TIG-ers https://t.co/4hpKFDM3tJ
According to senior govt figures, the Attorney General’s plan A is a unilateral backstop exit mechanism with one year’s notice. Some cabinet ministers think it is promising, but others that it is likely to get short shrift in Brussels. https://t.co/ZqYHHkpEjE
🔵 how the Tory rebels might have jumped next week but decided to fast-forward 🔵 how David Gauke sent the only message to try and persuade one to stay 🔵 MPs melting phones and colleagues who texted “don’t leave me with them.” https://t.co/Awh5uhraBn
Can you imagine the public outcry if a Bangladeshi citizen was assisting terrorism in Britain and when the U.K. tried to deport them, the Bangladeshi government just revoked their citizenship and said, “sorry Britain; you have to keep them.” https://t.co/oNOkCuNHLU
Labour MP comes out of the briefing. “Most surreal meeting ever. They are presenting a deal which is collapsing in front of our eyes. The projector doesn’t work. All anyone is talking about is Boris. It’s like the fucking Thick of It.”
The prime minister has confirmed to her cabinet that she will whip against the policy she has been pursuing for almost a year, urging MPs to reject something she has been describing as necessary and inevitable.