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Watch and pray

If you have any love for politics, recent months have served up treat after treat.

Body politic James Mildred
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Prime Minister May with Chancellor Hammond in the Commons | photo: Parliament TV

First, there’s the ongoing saga of the never-ending vote. The Prime Minister has a deal on the table, but is struggling to win the support she needs. By the time this is published, there may well have been a vote on the deal which may well have been lost, leading, maybe, to another vote. Honestly, who knows what is going on at Westminster? Second, we are increasingly in unchartered constitutional territory. All the talk of a second referendum, the People’s Vote and the Speaker’s re-interpreting of long-standing House of Commons’ precedents all point to the same conclusion: it’s all a bit messy.