THERESA May’s mammoth defeat in the House of Commons this evening over the meaningful vote led BBC presenter Andrew Neil to ask why the Prime Minister hasn’t resigned - and her Health Secretary struggled to answer.
Looking somewhat overwhelmed, May’s ally Mr Hancock said: “Well, there have been quite a lot of unprecedented things going on recently…”
But the scathing host wouldn’t back down: “Yeah, well give me an example of this.”
“I think people will wonder by how much more does the PM have to lose in something that is a flagship issue, the core of her administration?
Conservative Deputy Chairman James Cleverly, who defended the Prime Minister's deal in a Channel 4 debate, tweeted: "The Government Brexit motion voted down by a large majority. I'm clearly disappointed.
"We know what a majority of MPs are opposed to, we now need to find out what a majority will support. I will support the government in the confidence vote and continue voting to deliver Brexit."