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115: Endgame?

Sound the Emergency Podcast Klaxon. A late-night update after a ludicrous 24 hours. MPs take back control of Brexit, but just as they do that Theresa May tries to seize the initiative by volunteering to throw herself under her own bus.

Back my deal and I’ll quit, says the Prime Minister. And just as her Tory MPs are slowly falling into line, the DUP turn her down again, and we’re back to square one.

Which makes those indicative votes in the Commons even more important. Luckily, Joy Lo Dico, columnist from the Evening Standard, is on standby to explain what it meant.

We start the long process of assessing the likely rivals for the soon-to-be vacant (maybe) Tory leadership too.


114: It wasn't me

It’s the week that Brexit finally, perhaps irrevocably, broke politics. Theresa May, architect of this catastrophe, insists she’s the only person at Westminster who isn’t to blame. And in doing so, alienates the very MPs whose support she needs to keep her battered Brexit deal alive.

As the EU agrees a Brexit delay, we weigh up another inexplicable week on our rollercoaster ride out of the European Union, asking if there’s ever been a Prime Minister less willing to compromise or face up to scrutiny.

Labour’s leader throws a toddler’s tantrum at a time of national crisis, and the Speaker removes the last shreds of doubt that he’s very much on one side of the debate.

Plus we hear from some of the passionate supporters and opponents of Brexit, who stand outside Parliament every day with their banners and flags. What compels them to do it.

112: Simples

Another big week for Brexit. The Prime Minister finally admits she may not be able to take us out of the EU at the end of March. But if the last two years have got her nowhere, what would an extra three months do?

Labour, meanwhile, shifts position and backs a second referendum — but it doesn’t mean a vote is any more likely.

As if the party’s not in enough trouble, loyal Corbyn lieutenant Chris Williamson manages to cause yet another anti-semitism crisis.