Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy named among the 'Brexit mutineers'

Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy named among the 'Brexit mutineers'

Nick asked one of them: Are you a Brexit Mutineer?

A host of MPs (and many others) were quick to condemn the Daily Telegraph for branding Brexit rebels "mutineers" on its front page.

They are picked out by the Telegraph for opposing a government move to enshrine the date of Brexit in law - which they have warned could scupper a good deal if negotiations go on longer than expected and the process needs to be extended.

JEREMY CORBYN faced a backbench rebellion last night when 19 Labour MPs voted AGAINST Britain leaving the EU.

However, Brexit secretary David Davis conceded that even if MPs failed to back that legislation - the withdrawal agreement and implementation bill, Britain would still leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.

"I regret any media attempts to divide our party".

Criticism of the bill was initially focused on its provisions to give powers to ministers to amend the European Union law as it is moved across.

"My Parliamentary colleagues have honest suggestions to improve the Bill which we are working through and I respect them for that", Mr Baker said.

MPs, including from the Conservative party, have tabled 188 pages of amendments to the bill, which will be debated in groups over eight days spread over the coming weeks.

Several of those named hit back at the headline on Twitter.

Pro-remain Conservative MP Anna Soubry, who was also featured on the Telegraph's front page, told MPs the coverage by the newspaper was a "blatant piece of bullying" and she regarded it as a "badge of honour".

Another potential rebel, Jonathan Djanogly, tweeted "to me this is about upholding our constitution and negotiating position", and Bob Neill said "the bullies will not succeed", adding: "We will continue to work constructively for the best Brexit possible - that's our duty - and what parliamentary democracy is all about".

The amendment fixing the date of Brexit will not be voted on until next month at the earliest, and the Government survived the early skirmishes in the battle to get the so-called repeal bill through the Commons.

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