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Theresa May heading for UNPRECEDENTED defeat when Brexit deal comes before Parliament

January 11, 2019 12:17 AM
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Theresa May heading for UNPRECEDENTED defeat when Brexit deal comes before Parliament

THERESA MAY’s Brexit deal is heading for a spectacular Parliamentary drumming by a margin of 228 according to a new report, which would be the biggest House of Commons defeat for a Government in the modern era.

A BBC study suggests 433 MPs will vote against the deal, with just 206 voting in support. Those against include 111 rebel Conservative backbenchers. The Government remains confident it can reduce the number before the vote.

However, resistance remains fierce according to a Number 10 source who spoke to The Sun yesterday.

He said: “There is no indication the dam is about to break. It is going to be very hard.”

So far 433 MPs have made public comments indicating they plan to vote against the deal, with just 206 vowing to back it.

In a blow to Mrs May, 19 more MPs have come out against the deal since the cancellation of last month’s House of Commons vote.

The Prime Minister postponed the vote in December, admitting she was heading for defeat, so she could seek fresh concessions from Brussels to get MPs onside.

The vote is now due to be held early next week after Parliamentary debate recommenced on Wednesday.

Downing Street are hopeful of reducing the number of Tory rebels, as well as getting up to 20 Labour MPs onside.

Source: express.co.uk

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