Witnesses have reported a fat lady singing outside the House of Commons.

It is thought that she started singing ‘Abide With Me’ just after the government was defeated on its EU withdrawal bill for a third time.

House speaker John Bercow then caused further controversy by rejecting a request for a fourth meaningful vote after the same motion was handed to him again but typed in italics to appear like a whole new motion.

Theresa May said, ‘I am determined that the house will vote again on Monday.’

‘The question will be, ‘Does the house not not not accept the proposed EU withdrawal agreement.’