Reports are starting to filter out that Theresa May has cancelled tomorrow’s key vote on her desperate Brexit withdrawal deal. The BBC has said reports are unconfirmed, but Bloomberg has reported it as definite and other outlets are coming out now with similar news.
All this after repeated assertions by May and her ministers that it would not be pulled – but then it’s hardly the first time something that definitely would not or (would) happen did (or didn’t) happen after May’s firm commitment.
May has spent the last few days talking to MPs to try to reduce the scale of her defeat in the Commons vote to ‘just’ fifty – but has clearly failed abjectly.
As Jeremy Corbyn said at the weekend, the absence of the vote does not negate the validity of Labour’s no-confidence motion – if anything, her cowardice strengthens it.
Of course, the deal is only being pulled because the EU is prepared to continue negotiating on what was supposedly the final and only deal.
As Corbyn knew and said all along.
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