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Nigel Farage in Brussels after Commons' Brexit vote

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Published on Jan 30, 2019

Juncker, Barnier, Farage and the rest of the European Parliament is due to debate Brexit a day after the House of Commons holds a series of votes on Prime Minister Theresa May's "Plan B" and alternative amendments.

Theresa May will return to Brussels with the wind in her sails after winning a massive Brexit battle in the House of Commons last night.

Brexiteer MPs backed the PM's pledge to rewrite the deal she thrashed out with the EU in a last-ditch bid to get it over the line.

Pro-Brexit Tories gave Mrs May a lifeline by backing an amendment tabled by Sir Graham Brady which calls for the Irish backstop to be dropped from the deal.

The victory came in a dramatic turnaround just two weeks after her deal looked dead in the water following a humiliating Commons defeat.

And in a double boost, the PM saw off an attempt by Labour to legally delay our exit date and rule out No Deal - widely seen as a backdoor bid to block Brexit altogether.

The defeat of the motion tabled by Yvette Cooper and backed by Jeremy Corbyn is a huge blow to the so-called "people's vote" campaign pushing for a second referendum.

But a cross-party amendment speaking out against No Deal did succeed - suggesting that in future MPs could tie Mrs May's hands on the issue if she fails to win agreement for her deal.

And the support of Brexiteers is still uncertain after senior figures warned they'll pull their backing if the PM doesn't secure meaningful changes...

Continue reading:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/brexit/...

Theresa May ‘privately told Cabinet ministers she will rule out No Deal’:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/brexit/...

Boris Johnson vows to give Theresa May his ‘full-throated’ support over Brexit if she gets EU to scrap hated Irish backstop:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8293559...


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