Theresa May faces defeat if she breaks ‘personal’ promise to give MPs decisive say if Brexit talks fail, warn rebel Tories
Theresa Could has been warned of sure defeat subsequent week if she breaks her “private” promise to provide MPs a decisive say on Brexit, if she has failed to succeed in a deal by the autumn.
Insurgent Tories insisted the prime minister had “conceded” on the essential problem in disaster talks in her workplace yesterday – the value for them calling off a revolt, amid dramatic scenes within the Commons.
Nicky Morgan, a number one pro-EU Tory, mentioned the rebel over the “significant vote” could be relaunched subsequent week if Ms Could refused to face by the dedication given.
“It was the prime minister’s private assurance that was essential to us and he or she has given us that,” the previous schooling secretary mentioned.
Anger is rising after ministers – below fierce strain from pro-Brexit Conservatives – denied any agency pledges had been made.
The conflict threatens a whole breakdown in belief between No 10 and pro-EU Tories, which might make last-gasp compromises in additional nail-biting Commons votes harder.
It centres on an try to power the federal government to hunt approval from MPs on the subsequent steps if the Brussels talks are nonetheless deadlocked on the finish of November – or if the Commons has rejected a deal.
That may improve the prospect of a “tender Brexit”, contained in the customs union and single market, or of an try to delay withdrawal past subsequent March – and even, maybe, of MPs forcing an additional referendum.
The revolt was solely aborted after a bunch of round 15 pro-EU Tories – sufficient to defeat the federal government – met the prime minister and he or she backed down, they are saying.
Crucially, talking to BBC Radio four’s At the moment programme, Ms Morgan confused the “authentic wording” of the movement would return down for votes subsequent week, if Ms Could went again on her phrase.
“Members of the Home of Lords would even have the chance to place down an additional modification in relation to this,” she warned.
“I believe there are a bunch of us who really feel very strongly that parliament will need to have an actual say in all circumstances.”