Under pressure from the Conservative Party whips MPs fail yet again to mitigate the disastrous consequences of Brexit.
"The government has survived an attempt by pro-EU Conservative MPs to change its post-Brexit trade strategy. The MPs wanted the UK to join a customs union if it does not agree a free-trade deal with the EU.
But the government won by 307 to 301.
Ahead of the vote, Tory MPs were told a defeat would lead to a vote of no confidence in the government" (and so they might lose their cushy jobs in the subsequent general election).
These pathetic losers remind me of the Norman Davies remark about an earlier group of Conservative politicians.
"Under pressure from the ruthless, the clueless combined with the spineless to achieve the worthless."