Last night the Government lost the vote which would allow Labour and opposition MPs to set the agenda for today.

The Bill they propose will delay Brexit and is allegedly designed to prevent us from leaving the EU without a deal, but behind this is an agenda to remain despite the 2016 Referendum result.

If this Bill passes through the House of Commons today, which is highly likely, British negotiators will have no position to improve the deal which has currently been voted down three times by the House.

The Prime Minister therefore has no option but to call for a general election, but under the terms of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, 66% of the House of Commons must vote for a general election.

This is unlikely to be accepted as Labour and opposition MPs are fearful. We will then be left with a situation where the Government will have no majority and an opposition who are unwilling to fight a General Election.

There are several possibilities.

Firstly, a repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, but this will depend on the number of MPs willing to trust the public.

Secondly, a European country may choose to veto an extension to Article 50 which is possible.

As you are aware, there are a lot of variable outcomes and I will do my best to keep you up to date.

I shall be voting for a General Election as I am willing to trust the public.

Best wishes

Bill