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May’s fresh bid to get Tories to back Brexit bill faltering as David Davis says he’s now voting against – live news

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Yesterday, in an article for the Sunday Times (paywall), Theresa May said that when MPs vote on the EU withdrawal agreement bill in the first week of June, it would involve a “new, bold offer” with “an improved package of measures” that she hoped would win over some of those MPs who voted against her Brexit deal on the previous three occasions. In interviews this morning, Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said that if MPs wanted Brexit to happen, they should vote for the bill at second reading; if they wanted to change the terms of Brexit, they could amend it later, he argued.

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Instead, it promises to incorporate an idea first proposed by the Tory MP Sir Hugo Swire in January that would give Parliament the final say on implementing the backstop, as well as an obligation for the Government to “seek” alternative arrangements to the backstop by the end of 2020.

It would also incorporate an amendment first proposed to the third “meaningful vote” in March by the Labour MPs Lisa Nandy and Gareth Snell, which would give Parliament a say in what the objectives of future trade negotiations should be.

No. The reason I voted for the last two variants of it is that it had been modified a bit, but what was clear was if we didn’t get that through, there would be a chaotic consequential outcome. And that is what we are seeing now, this chaos.

And the trouble is - Matt [Hancock] was doing a good job of defending the line this morning. But this is not a great new offer; it’s a great new concession. What it will do, and this is the critical thing, is, if we pass that act, it opens things up so that the successor to the prime minister, the next prime minister, will have their hands tied. And I think the next prime minister must have the right to reset the negotiations on their terms.

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MPs have a duty to pass Theresa May’s Brexit deal, says Hancock

Minister insists withdrawal agreement bill is only way to deliver on referendum result

MPs have “a duty” to pass Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the House of Commons and ensure the UK leaves the EU, the health secretary has said, as the prime minister and her team prepared for a final push to persuade MPs to back it.

In a round of broadcast interviews on Monday morning, Matt Hancock insisted the long-awaited withdrawal agreement bill (Wab) was both a new measure and the only way to deliver on the referendum result.

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