Theresa May is in Strasbourg tonight trying to rescue her Brexit deal by securing a tweak to the terms of the infamous backstop.
But her Brexit deal, whether it is adjusted or not, is expected to be put to a vote in the Commons tomorrow, despite whisperings earlier during a day of high drama that she would pull the vote last minute while seeking any concessions from the EU.
The outspoken no-deal Brexiteer and European Research Group chairman appeared at a Democratic Unionist dinner at the Tullyglass Hotel in Ballymena last night.
The guest list also included prominent Brexiteer and co-founder of the Leave.EU campaign, Arron Banks.
Banks praised the DUP as “fundamental” to Brexit, claiming if it was delivered, it would be “because of the DUP”.
But the only elected Tory in Northern Ireland said he would expect Rees-Mogg to have supported his own party, rather than another.
Councillor David Harding said he understood that the chairman of the Northern Ireland Conservatives “will be having a word” with ees-Mogg about the matter.
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Members of Parliament, led by Stuart McDonald, have tabled an Early Day Motion to raise awareness and call for an end to the Home Office profiteering from children’s right to citizenship. This already has cross-party support from Conservative, DUP, Green, Independent, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Plaid Cymru and SNP parties.
Last night, the DUP voted with the government to defeat a Labour amendment on the Offensive Weapons Bill. It’s a reminder that, although they’re set to vote against the Brexit deal, the DUP remains the government’s confidence-and-supply partner. The New Statesman has found that “even to overcome Labour’s EEA rebels, you would need 21 Conservative MPs to vote for another referendum”. And just nine Tories have declared their support for a public vote so far.