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Look away now if you are of a nervous disposition. This week's Brexit votes may not come to much. The prime minister is essentially asking for more time to get something to show for her promise of changes to the controversial backstop. That might mean that she's back before the end of this month with something concrete to vote on. Or it may well not. I know that sounds nebulous, a word you might choose to use. But there's a building impression in Westminster, and in Brussels, that there simply won't be a resolution to these months of indecision until weeks before, maybe even days before we are due to leave (that's why some cabinet ministers believe that, even though it's not desirable, th... Full story

11 February