3 Apr 2019

May and Corbyn hold Brexit talks

Political Editor

You honestly could not make this up. A deadlock in Parliament over a plan to break the Brexit deadlock – a vote in the Commons ending in the first tie for 26 years.

The Speaker, citing convention, used his casting vote to defeat the plan to give MPs more indicative votes.

But could talks between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn actually lead to a breakthrough?

They talked for two hours this afternoon, though Mr Corbyn said without “as much change as I had expected”.

Two more ministers resigned over the fact the meeting took place at all.

And then another whisker-thin vote, with a majority of one, allowing MPs to debate a bill which would force the government to negotiate a Brexit delay.