May fac­ing huge Brexit bill bat­tle

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THERESA May faces a ti­tanic bat­tle over her flag­ship Brexit bill, af­ter scores of amend­ments were tabled within hours of it pass­ing its first par­lia­men­tary hur­dle.

In all, 157 amend­ments to the EU With­drawal Bill, cov­er­ing 59 pages, were pub­lished, in­clud­ing many from se­nior Tory europhiles.

The Bill cleared its se­cond read­ing in the House of Com­mons by a mar­gin of 36 in the early hours of yes­ter­day, af­ter a mooted re­bel­lion by Re­main-back­ing Con­ser­va­tives failed to ma­te­ri­alise and seven Labour MPs re­belled against leader Jeremy Corbyn to vote with the Govern­ment.

But the raft of changes pro­posed by Tories serves no­tice on the Prime Min­is­ter that she faces a rough ride in the re­main­ing stages of the Bill’s pas­sage through Par­lia­ment.

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