It could be nearly three weeks until the Commons finally gets another chance to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. MPs aren’t expecting to see the text of the withdrawal bill until the beginning of June. In the meantime the campaign to succeed Theresa May is gathering pace.
Today, one potential candidate, the former Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey, announced herself as a “blue collar Conservative”. That’s despite the fact that the Prime Minister still hasn’t announced her resignation date.