Analysis: Resistance to a General Election is a sign of Britain's deepening malaise
Clement Attlee returned to the polls because he could only secure a majority of 5 MPs, a stark contrast to May, David Jamieson finds
THERESA MAY has faced the worst Commons defeat for a sitting government in British history.
Not by a short stretch either. May's flagship policy, her government's sole reason for being, her Brexit deal, was smashed by 230 votes. One would need to return to the 1920's to find the runner-up. Ramsay McDonald lost a vote by 166 MPs.
Yet May holds on.