The lesson of today's government climbdown: we're likely heading for soft Brexit

The lesson of today's government climbdown: we're likely heading for soft Brexit

MPs in the House of Commons will vote on a string of amendments to a key piece of Brexit legislation that could force the government's hand in the negotiations with the European Union.

They subsequently warned they will not be easily bought off, while Tory Brexiteers urged ministers not to concede any ground.

But one minister told the BBC he would commit only to "further discussions".

The government has avoided a major defeat on its Brexit bill by 324 votes to 298 after a late concession.

Mr Grieve joined Iain Dale to reveal more. Pro-Brexit members of the government want to be able to play the "no deal" card, but the House of Commons, where pro-EU voices are stronger, would nearly certainly reject the idea. This might convince some wavering "rebels" to back the government in order to save May and prevent Boris Johnson, the current foreign secretary and a leading so-called "Brexiteer", from seeking to replace her.

"We had a personal assurance that we would find a way of addressing the concerns which are encapsulated in these amendments", Mr Grieve said as voting continued on Tuesday. "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 House of Lords has inserted 15 amendments to soften the terms of Britain's departure.

Her fellow Conservative backbencher Stephen Hammond said: "Parliament must be able to have its say in a "no deal" situation".

"The government have conceded that this is necessary and I expect to see a new amendment to cover this situation soon".

Conservative lawmaker Phillip Lee resigned as a justice minister Tuesday so he could speak out against the policy on Brexit.

After winning Tuesday's vote on changes to a future "meaningful vote" on a final agreement with Brussels in her European Union withdrawal bill, May's plans to end more than 40 years of membership in the bloc were still on track.

Among the 14 amendments to the Bill - set to be voted on by MPs on Tuesday and Wednesday - are changes which would see the United Kingdom stay in the Single Market and would allow Parliament to dictate future negotiating terms.

It is thought that both the government and the Remainer group of Tory MPs consider the outcome to be a success.

Ukip leader Gerard Batten said: "The only "meaningful vote" was the verdict of the people in referendum of 23rd June 2016".

The former attorney general said he expected two parts of his amendment to be taken on by the Government, stating: "The two parts provide the mechanism by which Parliament has to be consulted in the event of no deal and the Government come forward with a motion explaining what it will do".

Theresa May is to asks MPs to show unity this week as the Government's Brexit legislation returns to the Commons this week in a crucial vote. "That's what this House voted on Article 50". Anti-Brexit MPs had argued that removing the no-deal effect was necessary for the vote to be a meaningful one.

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