Last night, in another national humiliation which should pain us but to which we are becoming alarmingly accustomed, the prime minister spoke to EU leaders for an hour only for them to toughen up their position from what it was beforehand. Not only would the withdrawal agreement not be reopened, but the draft summit conclusions were rewritten to toughen-up the EU’s stance on the UK.
She will continue as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, and another no confidence vote cannot be held for the next twelve months.
There really is no condemnation strong enough for the behaviour the Conservative party is exhibiting. If there is any justice in the world, it will be a stain on their reputation for a generation.
The Prime Minister is hoping that the backing from Cabinet ministers will help her secure victory in the leadership vote.
A vote of confidence has been triggered in Theresa May as leader of the Conservative party. For that to happen, the new leader would have to be called upon by the queen to form a government. Above all they will not want the queen to be dragged in to deciding who forms a government between contending claims.
Theresa May is facing a vote of no confidence in her leadership tonight, possibly triggering a Conservative leadership election.
The Prime Minister said today she would not lead the Tories into the next General Election if they chose to keep her on.
With just over 24-hours until the Commons vote on her Brexit deal, she recognised she had no chance of passing it and delayed it. The prime minister promised Tory MPs new guarantees on the time-limited nature of the Irish backstop - but the Europeans have been perfectly clear they do not intend to reopen negotiations.
The PM said the vote had been 'deferred' until she had been back to Brussels for more talks.
The prime minister is battling to persuade MPs to back her Brexit withdrawal agreement ahead of Tuesday's historic vote.
The prime minister also told This Morning she is "keen" to debate Jeremy Corbyn, but perhaps not on ITV.
Sam Gyimah, who resigned as Universities and Science Minister, said Theresa May's Brexit deal is a deal "in name only".