Has Theresa May only delayed her Brexit defeat by a few days?

Has Theresa May only delayed her Brexit defeat by a few days?

In such an event, he said Parliament should be able to flex its muscles by requiring ministers to come forward with a plan of action, which MPs would be able to debate and vote on. Currently, the government is offering lawmakers a "take it or leave it" vote on the final deal.

Conservative former minister Anna Soubry said the abuse of MPs who speak out against the government's Brexit policy "simply has to stop". "I am confident I can get a deal that allows us to strike our own trade deals while having a border with the European Union which is as frictionless as possible", she said.

The debate, which lasted for almost three hours, was split down the usual non-partisan lines that have emerged as a result of Brexit, with the likes of Labour's Kate Hoey and John Mann saying they would back the Conservative government, while Tories including Ken Clarke and Anna Soubry spoke in favour of Grieve.

Heidi Allen was one of the 14 Tory rebels who struck a deal with the Prime Minister last night in order to back the EU Withdrawal Bill in parliament last night.

Either way, the chances are increasing that Parliament will get a greater say over Brexit.

The government, which has promised MPs a "meaningful vote" on the final deal, avoided defeat on the issue on Tuesday as it overturned a series of amendments to the bill made by peers.

Theresa May saw off a revolt from the pro-European wing of her fractured party, averting what could have been a major political crisis. "We must think about the message parliament will send to the European Union this week", Ms.

The battle now moves to the House of Lords, where the government will formally reveal how much it has conceded in the wording of a new amendment expected on Monday or Tuesday.

Opening the debate, Brexit Secretary David Davis insisted the government would abide by three principles to defend the will of the British people. "So we are partway through discussions and there is more to come", she said.

If May is defeated by a wide margin her position as Prime Minister could be threatened.

307 Conservative MPs backed the government, which is a strong result for Theresa May, who just hours earlier had feared she would lose her majority due to disgruntled Tory MPs.

Issues most likely to provoke rebellions include the "meaningful vote" and the question of whether the date of Brexit should be written into law - both due this afternoon - as well as whether the United Kingdom should stay in the customs union or EEA, which should come early on Wednesday evening.

Mr Grieve withdrew his own amendment, which would have given MPs powers to dictate what the Government should do if no acceptable agreement is reached by February 2019. May's been resisting the demand because she doesn't want her hands to be tied during the talks.

Leading pro-EU Conservative Sarah Wollaston announced she would vote with the Government so long as a promised further amendment in the Lords "closely reflects" the Grieve proposals.

A junior British justice minister said on Tuesday he will resign and will vote with pro-European Union rebels who want parliament to have the power to force the government to go back to the negotiating table if they reject a Brexit deal.

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