Theresa May Survives Crunch Brexit Vote As MPs Oppose Customs Union Plan

Prime Minister wins by just six votes - but rebels do inflict a defeat.

Theresa May has narrowly avoided a major defeat on her key Brexit legislation as a Tory civil war over her Chequers accord continues to threaten the stability of her Government.

The Prime Minister warded off a rebellion after Remain-backing Tory rebel Nicky Morgan tried to amend the Trade Bill to force Britain to join a customs union if ‘no deal’ was struck with the EU by January.

It was voted down by a majority of just six, or 307 votes to 301.

Their amendment...
source: The Huffington Post

2018-07-17 22:05
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