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Here is the @AWMurrison amendment that is the loyalist Brexiters’ attempt to keep @theresa_may’s deal alive. It would given only conditional approval to her plan, stipulating that the deal would only come into force if the EU changes the Withdrawal Agreement...
...to give an expiry date for the backstop of 31 December 2021. If it was not heavily defeated, then @theresa_may could use it to return to Brussels to demand a change similar to it, as the price demanded by parliament for a deal-based Brexit. But it is striking there is...
...no sign of Northern Ireland’s DUP officially supporting the amendment. But also striking that ultra May loyalist @DamianGreen is backing it. Which suggests that if May thinks she is facing a massive calamitous defeat for her main motion, she may encourage her MPs to...
...support this amendment, to provide her a lifeline to keep her deal alive, for a few weeks yet.
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