Brexit Live: Testing day for May ahead of next Commons vote

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Theresa May is facing another testing day in the Commons with the threat of members of her party rebelling against a key Commons vote on her EU withdrawal stance.

Eurosceptic Conservatives could vote against or abstain on the Government’s motion, which Tory critics insist effectively means the Prime Minister is abandoning a no-deal exit option.

Ahead of the main vote, three amendments have been selected which could also hamper the Government’s plans, although these votes are not legally binding.

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Commons Speaker John Bercow has selected three amendments for consideration:

– Amendment A, Labour’s proposal to push Theresa May to either put her Brexit deal to a Commons vote by February 27 or give Parliament the opportunity to take control of the process.

– Amendment I, the SNP push to extend the Article 50 period.

– Amendment E, Tory former minister Anna Soubry, joined by colleagues and MPs from other parties, with a proposal for the Government to publish within seven days the most recent official briefing document, relating to business and trade, on the implications of a no-deal Brexit presented to Cabinet.