9 vote margin

The government have won the House of Commons vote on extending the possible detention of terrorist suspects to 42 days by 315 votes to 306. That’s a margin of just 9 votes. No wonder the DUP were in demand today. I didn’t catch what happened to Bill Cash’s amendment. Adds Relating to Bill Cash’s amendment

Veteran former Labour MP Tony Benn said: “I never thought I would be in the House of Commons on the day Magna Carta was repealed”.

And Michael White notes an uncomfortable comparison for Gordon Brown. Update The DUP deny their votes were bought. But as Mick suggests at Brassneck, nevermind the moolah, there are other considerations in play. Namely threats over the devolution of policing and justice powers.