Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including reaction to the latest Commons Brexit votes and to Theresa May’s announcement that she will quit before next stage of negotiations with EU
Mark Francois, the Tory Brexiter and vice chair of the European Research Group, is becoming notorious for his lurid hyperbole. He was at it again this morning, saying he would continue vote against Theresa May’s deal even if the whips “put a shotgun in my mouth”.
“I wouldn’t vote for it if they put a shotgun in my mouth,” Conservative Mark Francois says he will still vote against the #Brexit withdrawal agreement
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If you are looking for more detail on how MPs voted on indicatives votes last night, this Guardian graphic is excellent.
One of the big issues with the indicative votes is that it did not compare like for like. This is true even in comparing the different softer Brexits. The CU got a large number of votes but it leaves a whole lot out on our future relationship. EFTA EEA closer to an actual option pic.twitter.com/BwkIrTw42i