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No Deal Brexit Fears Could Save May From Heavy Commons Defeat, Ministers Claim

Fears of a no-deal Brexit could help Theresa May avoid a heavy Commons defeat and mass Tory rebellion on her controversial EU plans, ministers believe.More than 80 Eurosceptic backbenchers are preparing to defy the Prime Minister and vote against her controversial EU-UK plan next Tuesday.But in a little-noticed element of Parliamentary procedure, the Government’s main motion will not be put to a vote if MPs first back a cross-party amendment rejecting both a ‘no deal’ outcome as well as her own proposals, senior Government sources have told HuffPost UK.The amendment,...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Wednesday, 5 December