Dim David played hurt and angry as he gave an undertaking to uphold the previous undertaking he had already given

David Davis doesn’t do contrition. Finding himself on the Commons naughty step and up against an urgent question asking him to clarify his remarks to the Brexit select committee the previous day, in which he had said that parliament might only get a vote on Britain’s withdrawal after we had already left the EU, his first instinct was to lash out.

Cue hurt and angry face. The Brexit secretary couldn’t understand why his Thursday morning lie-in had been curtailed. Why couldn’t everybody just be a little more trusting and take him at his word? It wasn’t his fault that he wasn’t very bright. He was only doing his best and everyone deserved a break now and again.

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