Dramatic events unfolded in Parliament yesterday, as MPs defeated the government three times in the space of an hour. But this is only a prelude to the political crisis that will erupt when May's Brexit deal is likely voted down next week.
The radical and militant mass movement of the yellow vests in France has won a partial victory with the cancellation of the fuel tax increase. But now it must continue and fight to topple the Macron government.
Brexit has brought all the contradictions in the UK economy to the surface. British capitalism is facing a special crisis of stagnant productivity and terminal decline. This is taking its toll on the working class.