Brexit: Contents of ‘Cox’s codpiece’ could swing meaningful vote

May’s hopes for her deal rest on persuading DUP and Brexiteers on the backstop

UK Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has said he intends to look inside the Brexit 'codpiece' to ensure it's in working order as the latests talks on the backstop resume. Video: Parliamentlive.tv

Geoffrey Cox was back in the House of Commons on Thursday for a mid-morning performance that owed as much to his am-dram experience in the Cambridge Footlights as to his years at the Old Bailey.

The attorney general had little to boast about after a disastrous dinner in Brussels with Michel Barnier’s negotiating team, which left EU officials dismissing Britain’s latest proposals as “insane”.

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