Theresa May has been warned another brutal Commons defeat over her Brexit deal is “inevitable” without late changes to the Northern Ireland backstop.

The prime minister is preparing for a huge week in Westminster, with the withdrawal agreement she struck with Brussels set to go before parliament yet again.

If the House of Commons rejects the renegotiated deal on Tuesday,  the PM has said she will then give MPs another vote on whether to press ahead with a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday.


Talking of bad deals, today we focus on pharma giant Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto- that is embroiled in a massive class action that could ultimately bring the German giant to its knees.

It’s a salutary lesson of why due diligence is so important when there is even a sniff of controversy around the target company.

Look before you leap, might be the guidance for anyone ready to undertake a major deal.