Britain's Theresa May wins key vote, but loses a junior minister

A casket team carries the remains of U.S. Army Cpl. Robert E. Meyers a Korean War soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in 2015. Meyers' remains were identified decades after his unit was involved in combat operations near Sonchu North Korea

A casket team carries the remains of U.S. Army Cpl. Robert E. Meyers a Korean War soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in 2015. Meyers' remains were identified decades after his unit was involved in combat operations near Sonchu North Korea

Remain-supporting Conservative MPs had threatened to defeat the government on an amendment to the bill which would have given Parliament a wide-ranging veto to May's Brexit deal, or even force a second referendum.

She had already agreed to give MPs a vote on the final Brexit deal, but rejecting it could see Britain crash out of the European Union with no agreement.

They subsequently warned they will not be easily bought off, while Tory Brexiteers urged ministers not to concede any ground.

Asked about what had been promised, Mr Buckland, the solicitor general, said the government remained "open-minded" but he would not "blithely" commit to any changes until he had had those conversations.

The Bracknell MP, who called for a second referendum on whatever deal Mrs May secures from the European Union, later told the Commons there was growing evidence that the Government's Brexit policy is "detrimental to the people we were elected to serve".

Mr Bridgen added it will make an unacceptable offer from the European Union "almost inevitable".

Heidi Allen was one of the 14 Tory rebels who struck a deal with the Prime Minister last night in order to back the EU Withdrawal Bill in parliament last night.

"We have not, and will not, agree to the House of Commons binding the government's hands in the negotiations".

A Downing Street source said: "We will get a good Brexit deal that works for everybody in the UK". If she fails to deliver on her promises, she will lose their goodwill and face a backlash she won't be able to contain, people familiar with the matter said.

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"The government have conceded that this is necessary and I expect to see a new amendment to cover this situation soon".

Conservative lawmaker Phillip Lee resigned as a justice minister Tuesday so he could speak out against the policy on Brexit.

Facing the prospect of losing a vote on a crucial amendment to the government's flagship Brexit legislation - which was created to empower parliament to vote down the final deal without risking a "no-deal" exit from the bloc - ministers intervened with a concession at the 11th hour even as MPs were wrapping up debate on the controversial measure.

"This justifies my decision to resign and makes it a lot less painful".

During Tuesday's debate, Ms Soubry told the House of Commons that a fellow Remainer MP had to be guarded by six armed undercover police officers at a recent public event.

Asked on BBC Radio 4's Today programme what would happen under Government plans if MPs voted against the deal eventually secured by Mrs May, Mr Davis said: "If they throw it out, well, they throw it out". A paper laying out the U.K. government position, due to be published this month, has been delayed because the Cabinet can not agree on a united stance.

A third development, which would allow MPs to direct the government on future talks if there is no resolution on the withdrawal agreement by 15 February, is also on the cards. "I think it would be fairly certain that one of the members of the House of Lords would find a way to put down Dominic [Grieve]'s original wording, that couldn't be voted on yesterday".

Attention has focused on June 12 on the so-called "meaningful vote" amendment, which would give parliament the power to decide what to do if it rejects the final Brexit deal.

Labour said May had been forced to avoid a "humiliating defeat" and "to enter negotiations with her backbenchers".

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