Politics, it seems, is getting more and more interesting. The defeat, this week, of the government’s Brexit deal can only be described as absolutely crushing.

At the time of writing this column, the government faces a vote of no confidence.

The truth is, the future is even more complex, and more uncertain, than it has been so far. I spent several hours in the chamber listening to the debate and speeches.

MPs’ views are incredibly nuanced, with people taking subtly different views on the proposals. But what was remarkable was that those who oppose Brexit voted against the government’s deal, as did those who wanted a harder Brexit than on offer.

I supported the deal. I supported it because I believed that it was the best way to deliver Brexit, voted for by 63 per cent of Wyre Forest voters.

Far from perfect, it has the advantage of delivering a deal that allows free trade deals, whilst also giving certainty to businesses at risk from a no deal outcome.

It planned for a fruitful arrangement with the EU in the future and freed us from free movement of people, financial contributions and endless rule taking from the EU.

What we have now is uncertainty that we will leave the EU at all, and uncertainty that we will avoid a hard Brexit.

Now the tricky bit begins.

The Prime Minister has said that Parliament needs to work together to come up with proposals that it agrees on. With that consensus, she can go back to the EU and try negotiate a deal that Parliament will accept.

But right now, no one has a clue what that consensus will look like.

Some want a second referendum, but even agreeing what the question will be is fraught with difficulty (hard deal versus soft deal: in versus out – the arguments will be endless).

Some want a hard, no deal Brexit at the cost of, potentially, jobs in the short term. Some want to be in a customs union, accepting rules from the EU and allowing them to negotiate our trade deals without our input.

Others want to reverse the outcome of the referendum. It is impossible to tell where this debate will end.

So, I am disappointed that we are not moving forward with some sort of clear idea of direction.

Clearly, I need to look hard at the options and decide what could work, mindful of the democratic outcome of the referendum. This truly is an uncharted path to tread.