Growing numbers of Tory MPs think May’s deal will be passed in something similar to its current form. They calculate that no-deal will be taken off the table before March, leaving MPs with a choice between backing the prime minister’s deal and extending Article 50. The backlash from constituents against any attempts to delay Brexit would be significant. One MP told Business Insider: “ We are very close to a situation where Brexit could collapse.” LONDON – When Theresa May’s Brexit deal was defeated by a record margin of 230 House of Commons votes in January, some commentators predicted that it little to no chance of ever getting through the UK parliament. However, there is a growing belief among Conservative MPs that the prime minister’s deal – probably with a few tweaks granted by the European Union – will eventually pass before the end of March. “The atmosphere has calmed. A growing number of colleagues have turned around in recent days and told me: ‘Do you know what, I think this deal is going to go through,” said one Tory MP who sits on the Brexit Delivery Group (BDG) of Conservative MPs. “There doesn’t seem to be the same heat… Read full this story
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