Theresa May still hopes to bring her Brexit deal back to parliament for a third meaningful vote this week, after the leading Eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg said he was reluctantly considering supporting it. The prime minister’s spokesman said there had been a long discussion at cabinet on Tuesday morning about how to respond to MPs’ vote to seize control of the parliamentary timetable. But he said the government’s focus remained on trying to find a majority for May’s deal. “If we are able to hold and win a vote this week, we will be able to leave the EU in two months, which is what the PM firmly believes is the right thing,” the spokesman said. Asked whether May was hopeful she could yet win over her party, he said “the prime minister and her colleagues understand the need to work hard on this in order to build support”, adding that ministers would continue to hold meetings with MPs from different parties. The hopes of some in government were buoyed by Rees-Mogg on Tuesday, as he indicated he could back the prime minister’s Brexit deal rather than risk Britain’s departure from the EU being delayed or abandoned. But the Democratic Unionist… Read full this story
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