11 Jun 2018

May appeals to Tory MPs ahead of crunch Brexit votes

Political Editor

Theresa May has told anti-Brexit Conservative MPs that they will undermine her negotiations with the EU if they rebel on a series of crucial votes in the Commons over the next two days. The government is attempting to reverse a series of amendments made to the EU withdrawal bill by the House of Lords. Mrs May told a meeting of the backbench 1922 Committee tonight that Tory rebels must consider the signal that would be sent to Brussels if they helped the opposition defeat the government.