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. https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/02/after-brexit-defeat-downing-street-insists-nothing-has-changed/
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AFTER BREXIT DEFEAT, DOWNING STREET INSISTS NOTHING HAS CHANGED
After Theresa May mysteriously evaporated from the Commons following tonight’s government defeat, Downing Street has issued a statement insisting that nothing has changed. The official line is, somewhat tortuously, that the previous set of indicative votes from MPs were the ones that mattered, whereas this one didn’t. A No.10 spokesman said: ‘While we didn’t secure the support of the Commons this evening, the Prime Minister continues to believe, and the debate itself indicated, that far from objecting to securing changes to the backstop that will allow us to leave with a deal, there was a concern from some Conservative colleagues about taking no deal off the table at this stage. ISABEL HARDMAN READ MORE