May cri­sis as an­gry rebels re­ject Brexit peace move

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY AN­DREW GREGORY Po­lit­i­cal Edi­tor & BEN GLAZE

REBEL Tories plunged Theresa May into a fresh lead­er­ship cri­sis by fu­ri­ously re­ject­ing her bid to bro­ker a Brexit peace deal.

They claimed the Prime Min­is­ter changed an amend­ment to the EU With­drawal Bill on giv­ing Par­lia­ment a “mean­ing­ful vote” on the fi­nal deal.

PRO-EU rebels, who want to pre­vent a no-deal Brexit, said word­ing was al­tered af­ter they had signed it off.

The amend­ment came af­ter a day of tense talks to halt bit­ter Tory in­fight­ing.

Last night ex-at­tor­ney Gen­eral Do­minic Grieve blasted Mrs May say­ing: “It is un­ac­cept­able.

“Some­thing was in­ex­pli­ca­bly changed, which had not been agreed.”

SHOW­DOWN

His own amend­ment will now be voted on by the Lords next week.

It will al­most cer­tainly re­turn to the Com­mons for a fresh show­down be­tween the PM and rebels.

Mean­while, Labour Welsh First Min­is­ter Car­wyn Jones com­pared Brexit talks to Ja­cob Reesmogg tak­ing on box­ing cham­pion An­thony Joshua.

He told think-tank UK in a Chang­ing Europe the EU was “hum­bling” Bri­tain.

He said: “It’s been like watch­ing Ja­cob Rees-mogg square up to An­thony Joshua – hot air ver­sus tough real­ity.”

He rapped calls for a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum, say­ing peo­ple would vote Leave “for the hell of it”.

FU­RI­OUS Do­minic Grieve

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