In the end, the Government lost the key Parliamentary vote by a substantial margin. 328 MPs voted to seize control of the Parliamentary agenda tomorrow so the Commons will now debate a motion to extend Article 50 until at least 31st January 2020 and effectively outlaw a WTO Brexit.
Boris Johnson responded by confirming that the Government will now table a motion to call a General Election so the public can decide who will “sort this mess out”. For his part, Jeremy Corbyn indicated Labour would back an election only after the Bill mandating the Prime Minister to extend Article 50 again has been passed into law.
Government sources were talking tough saying that rebels would be stripped of the Conservative whip and barred from standing again as Conservative candidates but this measure may well be held off until after tomorrow.
Once again, the Remain Parliament has thrown a spoke in the wheel of British democracy and it looks like Brexit will be delayed again at least temporarily until a new government is elected with a majority to overturn the Letwin Bill.