Theresa May offers MPs backstop vote to avoid huge Brexit deal rebellion

Theresa May has offered MPs a choice over whether the UK enters the controversial Irish border backstop or faces up to two more years in a transition period in a bid to limit a rebellion over her Brexit deal.
The Prime Minister suggested there would be a vote in Parliament over which option the UK would seek if a trade deal with Brussels hasn’t been agreed by the end of 2020, when the transition phase is currently set to end.
Neither choice will appeal to many of her MPs, with more than 100 expressing doubts about the deal or saying they will vote against it.
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6 December 2018 in Politics, Views: 65
Source: Scotsman

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