Full report on tonight's vote: This was not about Leave versus Remain. This was a battle between two visions of British governance
Johnson strategy is falling apart, step by step
Historic rebel victory: “Johnson was the first prime minister to lose his first Commons vote since 1894. His attempt, in alliance with his advisor Dominic Cummings, to bully parliamentarians into submission, had fallen apart”
Summary of today Worth reading
. Spot-on. Important to realize that Conservative party no longer "conservative" but rapaciously populist and no longer differentiates itself much from extreme hard fascist right. Give it another few weeks and conversion will be complete.
"Perhaps Johnson's charm works only when he is surrounded by admirers, in Tory conference fringe events or on the after-dinner speaking circuit. The laughter buoys him up. He seems to float on it."
"Not long ago, it had all seemed so jolly. Johnson's Cabinet appointments … were selected as trolling gags, intended to upset Remainers as much as possible and prove his Brexit virility. But now these people had to actually perform."
"Johnson was the first prime minister to lose his first Commons vote since 1894". via