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Brexit: Theresa May wins knife-edge customs bill vote as defence minister resigns amid Tory rebellion

7 monthes ago   |   By The Independent

Theresa May has narrowly seen off a backbencher rebellion on a key piece of Brexit legislation during a dramatic night in the House of Commons.
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Phew! May SCRAPES Brexit victory by THREE VOTES as No10 plot to avoid LEADERSHIP COUP

Phew! May SCRAPES Brexit victory by THREE VOTES as No10 plot to avoid LEADERSHIP COUP

7 monthes ago   |   By Daily Express

THERESA May was tonight forced to toughen her Brexit negotiation offer to Brussels following the threat of a revolt by Eurosceptic Tory MPs. In a surprise climb down to avoid an embarrassing Commons vote, the Prime Minister accepted four amendments tabled by Tory backbenchers to her Customs Bill.
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Tory civil war has broken out after Jacob Rees-Mogg and Brexiteers get Theresa May to harden her soft Brexit plan

7 monthes ago   |   By The Sun


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Theresa May narrowly avoids defeat after caving in to Rees-Mogg

7 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Prime minister forced to take on amendment to customs plan from hardline Brexiters Theresa May caved in to hardline Tory Brexiters on Monday by accepting their amendments to the customs bill to try and head off a leadership challenge before the summer break only to provoke a rebellion from remainers in her own party. The government majority was reduced to just three votes on the most controversial amendment after leading Tory remainer Anna Soubry complained that the prime minister had lost control of events by making concessions to the rightwing European Research Group.
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Tory Civil War On Europe Explodes Once More As Theresa May Narrowly Avoids Commons Brexit Defeat

Tory Civil War On Europe Explodes Once More As Theresa May Narrowly Avoids Commons Brexit Defeat

7 monthes ago   |   By Huffington Post

Theresa May has narrowly survived a Government defeat on Brexit as the Tory party's bitter civil war over Europe exploded into life once more. MPs voted by 305 to 302 to support an amendment to the Trade Bill that seeks to unpick a key plank of the Prime Minister's plans for a ‘soft' exit from the EU. Tabled by former minister Priti Patel, the new clause ensures that HM Revenue and Customs would not collect EU countries' tariffs under a customs partnership, without “a reciprocal arrangement” with Brussels. Conservative ‘Remainer rebels', led by Anna Soubry and Dominic Grieve, decided to...
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