Channel 4 News's political editor gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond.
Theresa May was given the prestigious 1am slot for her address to EU leaders. Maybe sensing some fidgeting in the room, the PM trimmed down her remarks from the 15 minutes allocated by Donald Tusk, the European Council President, and spoke for around five minutes instead.
President Hollande gave the sharpest words of the day on Brexit. The French President said: ” I have said it very clearly; Madame Theresa May wants a hard Brexit, then talks will be hard
He praises the Leave side for early preparation and better knowledge of the arguments and for rebuttal speed.
Nicola Sturgeon feels that Theresa May has gifted her a priceless argument for the second Scottish independence referendum whenever it comes.
There would be a draft second independence bill published on Monday and she would make preparations so Scotland could call a referendum before Britain leaves the EU in 2019.
Everything we know about Mrs May suggests that she would be very cautious about increasing overseas involvement like a no-fly-zone.
The message is that great change must come, dictated by the roar of the Brexit vote. She has determined what the roar meant.
The Conservatives and DUP are looking into an arrangement that could increase the Tories’ working majority.
Philip Hammond is addressing business people tonight. A friend said he rather expected the cheers and gasps would happen in the very opposite places where they had in the conference hall for his