It turns out no deal isn’t better than a bad deal even though the commons has certainly expressed its opinion that the Withdrawal Agreement is very bad indeed.
The Irish Backstop is the clincher, and this week the power was firmly in the hands of Geoffrey Cox, the government’s lawyer in chief, who with one decisive blow, single-handedly ensured that the government would be defeated again.
We discuss the events of the day after, when the commons voted on a motion to take “no deal” off the table, and on the Malthouse compromise amendment.
Will members of the Cabinet resign after abstaining? What about those who voted for the Malthouse version of Brexit?
And finally, we discuss the shenanigans in the Labour Party, and how in “normal” times, this would have been big news.
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