A week ago, the country was digesting the result of the most clear-cut Conservative general election victory in 30 years.
Today, we witnessed another decisive political moment when MPs backed legislation to take the UK out of the EU on 31 January, a vote described as "historic" by leading Brexiteers.
- Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement Bill cleared its first parliamentary hurdle with a majority of 124 votes
- Six Labour MPs voted in favour of the bill, defying the party whip, while a further 32 either abstained or did not turn up to vote
- MPs also overwhelmingly approved the timetable for the bill, meaning it is likely to pass Commons by the end of the first full week of January
- In other news, former Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns has been cleared of breaking the ministerial code over claims he knew about a former aide's role in a collapsed rape trial.
- And Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has revealed he was diagnosed with diabetes shortly before the general election.