Brexit: May Un-Surrenders to Tory Remainers, Faces Parliamentary Rebellion

May averts a revolt but Parliament will have a bigger say in Brexit. Bloomberg’s Emma Ross Thomas reports

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, June 13, 2018.

Dominic Grieve, the leading Conservative Remainer, admitted he and his pro-European colleagues could end Mrs May's premiership as a row over Parliament's role in Brexit negotiations continued to intensify.

But following the release of the Government's proposals, she said: "I understand the Government has tabled an amendment that has not been agreed by Dominic Grieve".

Mr Grieve told the BBC: "We could collapse the Government, and I can assure you that I wake up at 2am in a cold sweat thinking about the problems that we have put on our shoulders". It will then come back to the Commons once more, when MPs likewise can reject or vote through amendments to the legislation.

Despite the "vitriol" directed towards the rebels, "there is not a single MP who does not agree that getting the [withdrawal] bill on the statute book is essential for us all".

Created to address concerns aired by pro-EU Conservative backbenchers, the amendment suggests that Parliament should have a say on the final Brexit deal.

"My intention is to support Dominic Grieve in the amendment that he put before the house, because that's what I publicly stated last Tuesday", he told Sky's Sophie Ridge on Sunday show.

However, the vote will not give Parliament an explicit veto on Britain leaving the EU without a deal, which is contrary to what pro-EU MPs - including a powerful group of Conservative "rebels" - say they were promised by the prime minister this week.

Theresa May only just avoided a humiliating defeat in the House of Commons this week over the Brexit meaningful vote amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill by giving rebel MPs a last minute offer.

The government's amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill sets out what must happen in the event of three scenarios: If MPs vote down the UK-EU Brexit deal, if Theresa May announces before 21 January 2019 that no deal has been reached, or if 21st January passes with no deal being struck.

Canada Has Agreed With US To Keep NAFTA Alive, No Talks Set
But the Canadian government insisted it remains confident that all parties will eventually approve the deal. He points out that Italy exports three times more to Canada than it imports.

Zach Johnson critical of US Open: 'They've lost the course'
He finished with bogeys on two of his last three holes as he was among the earlier finishers in the round. Phil Mickelson says he didn't mean any disrespect when he hit a moving ball on the 13th green at the U.S.

Robbie Williams perfoms at Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018
Just before making the gesture, Williams also added the line "I did this for free" to his lyrics. USA broadcaster FOX Sports issued an apology to viewers for showing the gesture.

"Grateful for the conversations but without consultation what was agreed earlier today has been changed".

What is the meaningful vote amendment?

Sarah Wollaston, who is also unhappy with the current state of the government's flagship Brexit bill, claimed a compromise agreed with ministers had "acquired a sneaky sting in the tail" by the time it was formally tabled.

The assurances resulted in putting down the potential rebellion, and saw May's Brexit amendments carry the day.

She hailed Grieve as a "hero" for supporting a final say on Brexit.

"The Government's amendment is simply not good enough", the Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer said.

"But it's also important that Parliament can not and should not overturn the will of the British people, which was to leave the European Union".

The rebels don't want to block Brexit, or even take control.

But the latest manoeuvre by a minority government that has been forced to compromise with parliament anxious some lawmakers who feared it would hand the European Union an incentive to withhold any agreement on an exit deal to force a "softer" Brexit.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Profligate Brazil Held By Stubborn Switzerland
Jun 18, 2018 - 01:00
However, they have star player Xherdan Shaqiri in the squad, who scored three goals in their four games at the World Cup 2014. Paulinho passed up a glorious chance when his scuffed effort from close range was turned behind by Yann Sommer.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Antarctica is melting at an alarming rate
Jun 17, 2018 - 07:13
The continent is melting so fast, that it will contribute to six inches ( 15 centimetres) to sea level rise by 2100. The water nibbles at the floating edges of ice sheets from below.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top David Spade donates $100000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law Kate's death
Jun 17, 2018 - 07:00
Many may not understand... but I do, and this morning I have the deepest gratitude that I pulled through. Assistant Editor Brenda Looper is editor of the Voices page.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Senate will not 'poke the bear' Trump by passing tariff measure: lawmaker
Jun 17, 2018 - 06:34
Corker said he believes his colleagues would've voted differently if they were not fearful of opposing Trump. I haven't heard a person that hasn't had some degree of concern.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nadal has no obsession to hunt down Federer tally
Jun 17, 2018 - 06:20
That scenario loomed again with Nadal going to 2-0 in the second set on a fifth break point as Thiem fired another backhand wide. Nadal faced just three break points, compared to 17 for Thiem, and the Spaniard won over 80 per cent of his first-serve points.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top American Airlines technical issue cancels flights
Jun 17, 2018 - 06:09
Customers stuck in Charltote were provided with hotel vouchers and Charlotte residents were reimbursed for their canceled flights. Officials with Charlotte-Douglas tweeted Friday morning saying that PSA plans to resume normal operations at noon.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Porter Jr. Cancels Workout Over Major Spasms
Jun 17, 2018 - 05:28
Michael Porter Jr . has released his medical records to some teams and held his workout. Porter's camp appears to feel comfortable with his stock.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Every goal scored from every game in Russian Federation
Jun 17, 2018 - 04:56
But he said the 4:00 pm (1300 GMT) kick-off in Moscow meant "the game's too early, I won't go to the pub before the game". Pizzi was appointed to the job after Saudi Arabia qualified past year for the finals.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cautious ECB slams Euro, boosts stocks - CMC Markets
Jun 17, 2018 - 04:51
The single currency slumped almost 1.9 percent on Thursday, its largest one-day fall since Britain's June 2016 Brexit vote shock. But the currency was down 1.72% on the week, positioning it to have its biggest weekly loss since November 2016.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tottenham confirm first game at new stadium vs Liverpool in September
Jun 17, 2018 - 04:41
Manchester United starts at home to Leicester and plays only one of last season's top six, Tottenham , in its first eight games. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Denmark hold on to deny Peru in Group C thriller
Jun 17, 2018 - 04:07
Peru and Denmark are FIFA's 11th- and 12th-ranked teams, respectively, so the contest should be competitive and compelling. Gassama, however, used VAR to award a penalty after Cueva was tripped in the area by Poulsen.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Last-minute own goal is first World Cup devastation
Jun 17, 2018 - 03:51
Iran face Spain in their next Group B match on June 20, before playing Portugal five days later. They are just football players. "We come here without World Cup preparations".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Egypt star Salah rested for Russia & Saudi Arabia admits Cuper
Jun 17, 2018 - 03:28
Uruguay and Russian Federation sit top of Group A after the match, with Egypt taking on the hosts on Tuesday before Saudi Arabia play Uruguay on Wednesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Marcus Rashford set to return to full training after knee injury
Jun 17, 2018 - 03:19
You don't feel: "Oh, I was inhibited in the way I played" or worry about making mistakes because mistakes will happen for certain.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 2nd Kansas sheriff's deputy dies after shooting
Jun 17, 2018 - 03:01
Zeigler said the last he heard, he was in stable condition. "This is a courthouse building, there is video". The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting happened on Thursday afternoon in the north of the city.