On Brexit, Theresa May’s delay tactics are running out of road

Pro-EU Tory rebels were bought off with the promise of compromise on a meaningful vote but the government has merely deferred a painful fight. 

The government has won its latest battle over Brexit legislation, but have Conservative MPs pushing for a soft Brexit won the war? After potential rebels were bought off with last-minute concessions by Theresa May, the Commons rejected a Lords amendment that would have given MPs a meaningful vote on the final deal by a comfortable margin of 324 votes to 298. 

It's clear the rebels had the numbers. Only five Labour MPs voted with the government, and 14 Conservative MPs, more than...
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2018-06-13 12:50
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