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Theresa May suffers three Brexit defeats in Commons

05:26 Wed Dec 05, 2018


Taken from/By: BBC
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Theresa May has suffered three Brexit defeats in the Commons as she set out to sell her EU deal to sceptical MPs.

Ministers will be forced to publish the government’s full legal advice on the deal after MPs found them in contempt of Parliament for issuing a summary.

And MPs backed calls for the Commons to have a direct say in what happens if her deal is rejected next Tuesday.

Mrs May said MPs had a duty to deliver on the 2016 Brexit vote and the deal on offer was an “honourable compromise”.

Addressing the Commons at the start of a five-day debate on her proposed agreement, Mrs May said Brexit divisions had become “corrosive” to UK politics and the public believed the issue had “gone on long enough” and must be resolved.

MPs will decide whether to reject the terms of the UK’s withdrawal and future relations with the EU on Tuesday 11 December.

In other Brexit-related developments:

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has quit the party in protest at its direction
The BBC said it had been unable to agree a format for a Brexit debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn following discussions with the parties

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