Theresa May steps back from brink with narrow Brexit victory



Theresa May came within six votes of the possible collapse of her government as MPs narrowly rejected an amendment to trade legislation that could have forced the UK to stay in the EU customs union. The Commons voted by 307 to 301 against the amendment from pro-EU Tory rebels that would have wrecked the Prime Minister’s Brexit strategy and plunged the government into chaos.
Having faced down Remainers in her own party, Mrs May will now take the plan set out in last week’s White Paper to Brussels in a bid to salvage a Brexit deal.
Twelve Conservative MPs rebelled against the government to... read more

 
17 July 2018 in Politics, Views: 54
Source: Scotsman
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