2018-12-05 18:37:24 UTC
"THERESA May could have wanted to lose the vote on the amendment
tabled by Dominic Grieve, which all but rules out a no-deal exit,
speculates BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, citing a particular
comment from one of the Tory rebels.
"Laura Kuenssberg pointed towards the possibility of Theresa May
wanting to lose the crunch vote over Dominic Grieves amendment, which
would allow for an amendable motion 21 days after a Government defeat
of the current Brexit deal. The BBC Political Editor referred to a
comment from one of the Tory rebels, which mentioned how they did not
receive a 'single call from the whips'. She also discussed how the
whips reacted to Mr Grieves amendment in comparison to the contempt
motion, which led to the publication of the Attorney Generals legal
advice. Speaking on Brexitcast, Ms Kuenssberg said: 'There will be
people who say, as ever, hmm maybe thats what she wanted all along.'"