40 Tory MPs could resign over no deal, warns Rudd

Up to 40 Tory ministers are poised to quit if Theresa May forces through plans for a No Deal Brexit , Amber Rudd has reportedly warned Downing Street. Rudd is said to want a free vote for Tory MPs on the Cooper Amendment, which hopes to secure powers for MPs to extend Article 50 if the Prime Minister fails to get a deal through Parliament by February 26th.

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Cooper amendment to give Parliament control of Brexit

A new bill tabled by senior Labour MP Yvette Cooper hopes to secure powers for MPs to extend Article 50 if the Prime Minister fails to get a deal through Parliament by February 26th. It’s backed by former Tory cabinet minister Nick Boles, as well as Oliver Letwin, Nicky Morgan Labour’s Hillary Benn, chair of the Exiting the European Union Select Committee.

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