Nick Ferrari Asks Tory MP: Are You A Brexit Mutineer?


At least 20 Tory backbenchers are expected to rebel if it does go to a vote

MPs also voted to keep the opening clause of the kaw, repealing the 1972 European Communities Act that took Britain into the bloc.

Asked if it was MPs' "duty to scrutinize that legislation, debate and consider amendments", the Prime Minister replied that was "right".

Backed by Plaid Cymru and the SNP, the first proposed amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill would have forced Theresa May to win the consent of the UK's devolved administrations before repealing EU legislation.

Rebel Conservative MPs have brushed off criticism of their opposition to the government's approach towards Brexit. If I wanted to do that, I would not have supported Article 50.

Former finance minister Ken Clarke, a committed pro-European, said it would be "utterly foolish" not to leave this option open, however unlikely many commentators view it.

Grieve said there could be some room for compromise on most issues in the coming weeks but the efforts to find consensus were undermined by the government's "mad" amendment to ensure the European Union exit date is fixed at 11pm on 29 March. However many MPs have criticised the newspaper for labelling them "Brexit mutineers".

Bernard Jenkin, a senior Tory Brexit supporter, also argued that fixing the date was essential to avoid the impression that the United Kingdom could be playing for extra time to strike a deal.

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A vote on that amendment was expected late Tuesday.

The failure to achieve this majority means that May's problems, above all, are parliamentary.

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill is a key part of the government's strategy for leaving the EU following last year's referendum.

Two ministers have quit in the past fortnight - one over sleaze allegations, the other accused of effectively running her own foreign policy.

May is also under increasing pressure from Brussels to come up with a financial offer to keep negotiations on track, with a crunch summit of European Union leaders looming in mid-December. "But we want a proper Brexit, one that works for jobs and industry, that's what we're trying to get".

"The Withdrawal Bill as it stands would not be acceptable and we would not be able to recommend approval of that".

Both Scotland's and Wales' devolved governments have expressed fears the "power grab" legislation will return responsibilities from Brussels to London, rather than to their countries' administrations.

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