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Brexit: Despite gamble, May faces knife-edge battle as MPs prepare to vote

Fighting to keep her Brexit plan alive -- and her party united -- the prime minister made a dramatic bid on Monday night to forge a compromise

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ROYAL MESS: If Theresa May wins the vote of confidence, she has a very tiny window to re-fashion her Brexit proposal

Thomas Penny | Bloomberg
Theresa May faces losing control of Brexit to Parliament on Tuesday in a series of crucial votes that will shape Britain’s split from the European Union.

Despite a last minute gamble aimed at buying off rebels in her Conservative Party, the prime minister will face a knife-edge battle to fight a proposal that would hand Parliament the power to put the whole process on hold.

The leadership of the opposition Labour Party was preparing to order its MPs to vote for the amendment, according to three people familiar with the matter. The plan aims to prevent the catastrophic scenario of crashing out

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First Published: Jan 29 2019 | 1:56 PM IST

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