Iain Duncan Smith compared the Grieve Amendment to football and Twitter gave him a red card

Unsurprisingly, Iain Duncan Smith is not in favour of Dominic Grieve’s amendment, which limits to three days the time Theresa May will have to come up with a plan B, should her deal not get the green light from Parliament. In a conversation with fellow Leave supporter, Julia Hartley-Brewer, he made this analogy.

He practically sent out written invitations to political tweeters to give his comment a free kick – so they did.

It looked a little as though there may have been a memo.

Presumably, it required teamwork to think of it.