26 Nov 2018

May defends Brexit deal to sceptical MPs

Political Editor

Theresa May has pleaded with MPs to back her Brexit deal.  She claimed the British people wanted the Commons to get on with it and not send the Brexit process “back to square one”.

But it took more than an hour before a single MP rose to speak up in support of her plan, with strings of her own backbenchers, even those normally regarded as loyal, declaring they could not support it.  Jeremy Corbyn called it a miserable failure of negotiation. There will be five days set aside for the Brexit debate in the Commons, ending in the vote on December 11.