Corbyn was facing a #Brexit crisis -whipping MPs on EEA amendment would expose him once & for all as a Leaver
So his current plan is to create a smokescreen - abstain on EEA amendment to guarantee its failure
then submit a similar one which is guaranteed to fail as well
"We tried to stay in SM but...."
Very public failure on "internal market" amendment for benefit of Labour Remainer wishful thinkers
Not sure I've ever seen anything more cynical