Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is on Sky News. 

 

He says it had long been clear that the government was going to lose tonight’s vote.

 

Ministers will need to speak to the other parties to “find a way forward”, he says. He denies that this means giving up on winning the support of Tory backbenchers.

 

“There is no majority in the Commons for no deal”, he says, adding: “The question is how we find a majority in favour of a deal.”

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