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Theresa May narrowly avoids Brexit bill defeat over 'meaningful vote'

Day of extraordinary drama as MPs vote by 324 votes to 298 to back government, but rebels claim to have won concessionsTheresa May has narrowly avoided a humiliating defeat over the Brexit bill after Conservative rebels accepted significant concessions from the government on the “meaningful vote” when it returns to the House of Lords next week.Just moments before voting began, the prime minister held 11th-hour talks with about 10 Tory rebels in her Commons office, after which they received personal assurances that she would agree to the broad thrust of...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Tuesday, 12 June