May wins Brexit vote, avoids rebellion

Britain's Secretary of State for Education Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan

"We campaigned for Remain but many of our MPs, including myself, now represent seats which voted heavily Leave".

Yesterday May agreed in principle to give MPs significant powers to shape the Brexit process.

Britons voted 52 percent to 48 percent in favour of leaving the European Union in a June 2016 referendum.

It was defeated in the House of Commons by 327 votes to 126.

But Mr Lee's voice adds one more to the band of potential rebels against the government that could defeat them in Parliament.

In response to the votes, Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable accused Labour of conspiring with the Conservatives to "wave through a hard Brexit". A total of 89 Labour MPs defied Corbyn in the vote on this amendment, making it the party's biggest Brexit rebellion yet.

Lawmakers supported the government's position to reject amendments to the EU withdrawal bill that challenged May's commitment to leave the bloc's customs union and single market, leaving the overall shape of her Brexit strategy intact that will transform Britain's trading relationships for decades.

Earlier in the day during the debate on the "meaningful vote" clause of the EU Withdrawal Bill, Tory rebels were threatening to impose a government defeat until May's intervention.

However, leading Brexiteer Tory MPs and ministers have suggested May had only agreed to further discussions on supporting Tory rebel Dominic Grieve's amendment.

"MPs are now voting to remove another exit day amendment".

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May had faced the prospect of losing the vote on the customs union after rebels had indicated their support for a change introduced by the House of Lords to require ministers to report what efforts they had made to secure a customs union.

Supporters of this policy argue it would protect British jobs and go some way to preserving the invisible Irish border, while detractors point out it would prevent Britain from signing its own trade deals after it has left the EU.

The government says the United Kingdom will leave the bloc's customs union, but many businesses fear that will mean tariffs or other barriers to British goods in Europe.

The Lords amendment overturned on Tuesday would have given parliament the power to decide whether to leave the European Union if no deal is reached, keep negotiating - or stay in the bloc. Illustrating the divisions in the party, Smith resigned in order to vote against the EEA.

But Mr Grieve's amendment demands that if there is no agreement with Brussels before the end of November MPs would vote on a motion setting out what should happen next.

But it was in the Labour Party where the deepest rifts were exposed.

Laura Smith resigned from her junior shadow cabinet role in the run-up to the vote.

But five parliamentary private secretaries (PPS) voted in favour of the EEA amendment; Ged Killen, Ellie Reeves, Tonia Antoniazzi, Anna McMorrin and Rosie Duffield, with all but Ms Duffield announcing their resignation before the vote.

But his amendment rejecting the EEA and proposing "full access to the internal market of the EU" was a messy fudge that was too much for many Labour MPs to swallow.

The 15 Labour EEA opponents included Frank Field, Caroline Flint and Dennis Skinner.

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