Considering the serious implications for Scotland should the deal be approved, they may want to scrap tomorrow's Seven Days and extend The Seven to an hour.
Not that anyone will watch it, of course.
Let’s hope it’s in the best interests of the nation.
The story has (so far) led all of the news bulletins I’ve seen this morning, both regionally in the MidEast and internationally.
This is definitely a big deal. And the overall sentiment (if that’s the correct word) seems to suggest the vote will go through.
Brexit fatigue, perhaps.
BREAKING: If Letwin passes No 10 will pull the vote pic.twitter.com/RyvdxtV3MT— Tim Shipman (@ShippersUnbound) October 19, 2019
Number 10 sources tell @LBC the result of today's vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons could be between 6 and 7 o'clock this evening, not around 2.30pm as expected— LBC Breaking (@lbcbreaking) October 19, 2019
Do have to agree with two common comments across social media regarding coverage of this deal in particular, and arguably Theresa May's deal:
- The focus has been very much on the consequences for Northern Ireland, without much comment on the impact for the rest of us in the UK
- Coverage this week in particular, and I think previously too, has been asking the question "Will it pass?" rather than "Should it pass?" - i.e. the focus has been that MPs will be voting on the deal, rather than the deal they're actually voting on.
From what I've seen too there has been little analysis about it being a deal for Boris rather than a deal for Britain. He personally needed to get a deal and the detail didn't really matter to him, especially as they're more than happy with No Deal.