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War over Labour rebels who hold the key to Boris Johnson's success

Added 10-19-19 01:36:02am EST - “Boris Johnson and his ministers spent yesterday calling MPs on all sides in a last-minute bid to woo them. It is understood Downing Street offered Labour MPs a sweetener on workers' rights.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “War over Labour rebels who hold the key to Boris Johnson's success”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Labour MPs were last night at the heart of an extraordinary tug of war as Boris Johnson tried to love-bomb them into backing his Brexit deal.

The support of just a handful of Labour rebels could unlock victory for the Prime Minister in this afternoon’s knife-edge Commons vote.

Mr Johnson and his ministers spent yesterday telephoning MPs on all sides in a last-minute bid to woo them.

Among those reaching out to opposition MPs was Health Secretary Matt Hancock. It is understood Downing Street last night offered Labour MPs a sweetener on workers’ rights in a bid to persuade them to come on board.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his ministers spent yesterday telephoning MPs on all sides in a last-minute bid to woo them 

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