May crisis as angry rebels reject Brexit peace move
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.”
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