May braces for high-stakes Commons vote on Brexit

Jun 20, 2018, 7:28 AM EDT
British PM Theresa May recently averted a party rebellion over parliamentary powers on Brexit.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May walks a tightrope heading into a tense vote in the House of Commons, where her pro-EU MPs seek to inflict a damage on the government by voting in favour of giving the parliament a “meaningful say” in the final Brexit deal.

The vote on introducing amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill follows within days after the British PM staved off a rebellion in her Conservative Party by agreeing to certain comprises, notes RTE.

While pro-EU Tory rebels claim enough numbers to embarrass the government, the ministers are confident they will head off the rebellion and avoid a damaging Commons defeat, Independent.