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What the hell has just happened to Theresa May’s Brexit plans?

“The government’s decision to accept all four amendments tabled by Brexiteers meant the updated legislation contradicted the government’s Brexit policy” writes Adam Payne for businessinsider.com. Because of this a group of Brexit-supporting Conservative MPs led by Jacob Rees-Mogg — known in Westminster as the European Research Group – came up with four amendments designed to kill this particular aspect of May’s Brexit plan. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Tory Eurosceptics say they have ‘killed off’ Theresa May’s Brexit compromise after she backs down

“Theresa May has bowed to the demands of Tory Eurosceptics by accepting amendments which they believe will “kill off” the Prime Minister’s Brexit plans” writes William Hague for telegraph.co.uk. The Government confirmed that it is accepting four amendments to the Customs bill, including one which would stop the UK from collecting duties on behalf of the EU post-Brexit unless it agrees to reciprocate. Tory Eurosceptics believe that the amendment will “kill off” the Prime Minister’s Chequer’s compromise because Brussels will not be prepared to collect tariffs on behalf of the UK.…

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Theresa May ready to cave in to hardliners’ demands

“Theresa May is preparing to cave in to hardline Brexiters over amendments to the customs bill rather than allow Jacob Rees-Mogg and colleagues to stage a show of parliamentary strength” writes Jessica Elgot for theguardian.com. Scott Mann, the MP for North Cornwall, became the latest Conservative MP to resign a government post over the Chequers deal on Monday, in a rolling protest from concerned backbenchers.As the prime minister tries to sell her Chequers deal on Brexit to the public and her own backbenchers, the European Research Group (ERG) of pro-Brexit…

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May set to back down to hardline Brexiteers as pressure on PM grows ahead of key vote

“Theresa May is poised to hand pro-hard Brexit MPs a victory by accepting a raft of changes to customs legislation in votes tonight” writes Rob Merrick for independent.co.uk. The European Research Group – led by Jacob Rees-Mogg – has put down four amendments to the taxation bill, as it bids to force the prime minister back to a hard Brexit stance. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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UK parliament vote to reveal the extent of anger over May’s Brexit plan

“The amendments to the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill have been proposed by arch-euro-skeptic Jacob Rees-Mogg” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. May is battling for her political survival after announcing a Brexit negotiating strategy that enraged euro-skeptics in her Conservative Party, who see it as a plan to keep Britain too closely tied to Brussels. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Parliament vote to reveal extent of anger over May’s Brexit plan

“The amendments to the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill have been proposed by arch-eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. May is battling for her political survival after announcing a Brexit negotiating strategy that enraged eurosceptics in her Conservative Party, who see it as a plan to keep Britain too closely tied to Brussels. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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A revamped California net neutrality bill is moving forward again

“Over the last week and a half, net neutrality advocacy group Fight for the Future has put pressure on Santiago, and launched a crowdfunding effort to shame him for gutting the legislation” writes Jul Edt for theverge.com. It’s uncertain whether these new amendments will be headed for a committee or floor vote once the California legislature is back in session. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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U.K. lawmakers hand PM May a win by defeating key Brexit-bill amendment

“The upper House of Lords in March sought a “meaningful vote” amendment to the bill that takes the U.K. out of the EU. The pound GBPUSD, -0.0448% bought $1.3400 after Tuesday’s vote, edging back from $1.3417 just before the vote” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. The pound had risen above $1.3400 late in Tuesday’s session after the government defeated five other amendments put forth by the House of Lords. Debate on other amendments will continue on Wednesday, then the Brexit bill will be sent back to House of Lords. Source: marketwatch.com…

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How defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill could thwart Theresa May’s Brexit plans and put her premiership at risk 

“Over the course of the following 36 hours, MPs will debate 15 amendments, many of which, if passed, could fatally undermine the Government’s negotiating position and leave Mrs May’s hold on power hanging in the balance” writes David Lidington for telegraph.co.uk. Focus on the Bill has intensified in recent weeks after hostile amendments were passed by peers in the House of Lords. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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