Boris Johnson faces first massive test of his Brexit deal
Added 10-22-19 05:36:03am EST - “Boris Johnson has fired the starting gun on a 72-hour dash to get crucial legislation implementing the package through - urging the House of Commons to? 'take back control' from Brussels.” - Dailymail.co.uk
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Boris Johnson faces the first massive tests of his Brexit deal today as Remainer MPs try to kill the legislation in crunch votes.
The Prime Minister has fired the starting gun on a 72-hour dash to get crucial legislation implementing the package through - urging the House of Commons to 'take back control' from Brussels.
But MPs have voiced fury at 'appalling' efforts to rush the laws through Parliament in just three days, and the government is desperately struggling to fend off amendments that would keep the UK in the EU's customs union or force a referendum.
Critically for Mr Johnson, former Tory rebels including Rory Stewart and Ken Clarke have indicated they could go against the government.
Downing Street has been increasingly optimistic that the numbers are in place to win the first big vote on the legislation tonight, known as the second reading. There are claims that Labour could abstain, although sources were playing the idea down this morning.
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