Brexit crisis presents opportunity for May

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In a crisis there can be possibility.

This is now a crisis – the rules that are typically have preserved authorities are out of the window.

The prime minister has been defeated again. Her dominion – if not all gone – is in shreds.

But for Number 10 there’s an opportunity too, because MPs will soon be presented with a new alternative – back the PM’s deal, which has already been overcome twice, or accept the chance of a delay to Brexit.

This isn’t the choice of a government that’s in control. But the tactic is to shape the most wonderful of chaos.