In a narrow Commons victory this evening the government fought off an attempt by MPs to take control of Brexit in Parliament. (Subscribe: [external link]
Instead, Theresa May has presented a stark choice to MPs: back her deal in another vote next week - or risk a long delay to Brexit - and even the possibility of having to hold European elections in May. MPs are now expected to have a third meaningful vote on Brexit next week. That's just before Theresa May heads off to Brussels for what is currently set to be the last European summit with a British Prime Minister at the table.
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