Theresa May's government is defeated by 4 votes in a crucial Brexit amendment. This is a good example of a BACKBENCH REVOLT as Tory MP's voted against their party in a sign of the major splits and divisions being caused by Brexit. It is an embarrassment for the May government after a glimmer of light caused by her seeming agreement on Irish border issues on Friday. It is a sign of a tempestuous journey ahead for the Brexit debate. Read the story below to see how the whips tried and failed to stave off defeat for the government.
DEMOCRATS WIN CRUCIAL SENATE SEAT IN DEEPEST ALABAMA CLOSING THE VERY NARROW GAP IN THE SENATE TO 1!
For the first time in 25 years the Democrats have won a Senate seat in the most unlikely of places - Alabama - This is deeply conservative and republican territory. However, the republican candidate - who was wholeheartedly backed by President Trump, has a string of allegations made against him.
Winning this seat has been a blow for Trump and another chip away at the very slim Republican majority in the Senate. This is now reduced to only 1 and makes control of Congress and the legislative agenda much harder for the Republicans.
It also makes Trumps decisions questionable as he backed Moore against the advice of his party leadership.
Mr John Wishart -