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Tory Remainers Threaten Open Rebellion if May Reneges on Brexit Vote Pledge

14 June 2018, 08:53 | Erica Roy

Ministers win key Brexit bill vote after concession

British prime minister faces rebellion while working on deal to break from European Union

"There is no attempt here to overturn the referendum or to micromanage the negotiations simply that the majority of MPs will not support a cliff-edge no-deal Brexit & will insist on a meaningful vote", she tweeted. It gives the Commons the ability to send May back to the negotiating table, and probably wouldn't let the government walk away without a deal.

"We will wait and see the details of this concession and will hold ministers to account to ensure it lives up to the promises they have made to Parliament". "The intention was always to secure a vote for parliament in the event of no deal - and this has been secured". Part C would give parliament the power to issue direct orders to the government if no deal was in place by 15 February 2019.

Rebels had been pushing for an amendment that would have given Parliament unprecedented powers over the final stages of Brexit talks. The new text will probably reduce the chances of Britain tumbling out of the bloc without a deal - something businesses and investors fear as the worst case scenario.

But No10 said Dr Lee had been spoken to by chief whip Julian Smith and "reminded it is better to express such views in private in future".

The issue was at the heart of a knife-edge vote on Tuesday, which saw more than a dozen MPs, including Nicky Morgan and Ed Vaizey, called into the prime minister's office to be given last-minute reassurances their concerns would be addressed.

"A vote between bad and worse is not a meaningful vote".

The government was forced into a major compromise on Tuesday when it had to agree to give parliament a greater role in Brexit negotiations to avert a defeat at the hands of rebels from her own party who want to keep close European Union ties after Britain leaves the bloc in March next year. The agreement comes after a tense round of horse trading.

He said: "Theresa May has gone back on her word and offered an amendment that takes the meaning out of the meaningful vote".


It was a second win for May after she persuaded rebels in her Conservative party on Tuesday to reject a Lords amendment that would have allowed parliament to block the government from leaving the European Union with no deal.

Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said: "As has become a tradition in Brexit negotiations, the Tories have been forced to cobble together a compromise".

This assurance was enough to convince Tory rebels to vote with the government. "The appalling thing is nobody spoke to Dominic Grieve".

Earlier Phillip Lee - who quit as a justice minister to oppose the government on Brexit - received a round of applause after he set out his stance.

Dealing with this in an "ad hoc way", he said on Tuesday, would be "infinitely more damaging" than establishing a procedure now.

The Conservative rebels reacted with fury to the new amendment, dismissing it as "unacceptable" and a breach of what they were promised.

I am incredibly sad to have had to announce my resignation as a minister in Her Majesty's Government so that I can better speak up for my constituents and country over how Brexit is now being delivered'.

The government was putting a combative spin on the concessions Tuesday evening: "The Brexit Secretary has set out three tests that any new amendment has to meet - not undermining the negotiations, not changing the constitutional role of Parliament and Government in negotiating worldwide treaties, and respecting the referendum result", a spokesperson for the Brexit department said in a statement. This would be "constitutionally unprecedented", he says.



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