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Tory minister Philip Lee resigns ahead of Brexit vote

Tory minister Philip Lee resigns ahead of Brexit vote

The government is attempting to reverse a series of amendments made to the European Union withdrawal bill by the House of Lords.

"I am trying to negotiate the best deal for Britain", she said.

In the months that followed, May struggled to assert her authority over her party and government, with a string of ministers resigning from the Cabinet and disunity over Brexit among those who remained around her top table.

A UK Conservative MP has resigned as justice minister in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit policy.

The Democratic Unionist Party has said it will be supporting the government in a series of crucial Brexit votes over the next two days at Westminster.

Prime Minister Theresa May could face a possible backbench revolt and she has urged potential Conservative rebels to support the government.

May, who lost her party's majority at an ill-judged election previous year, made a last-ditch appeal to lawmakers on Monday and Davis sent a letter making the same case - vote against the government and risk tying Britain's hands in the Brexit talks.

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The most important is the Lords' plan to give Parliament a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal.

Lee, who was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, has quit the front bench so he can vote against the government on the "meaningful vote" amendment.

The government says that would undermine its negotiating position in talks to leave the bloc and Brexit minister David Davis warned lawmakers the government would never allow them to reverse Brexit.

'The goal of the EU Withdrawal Bill is simple - it is putting EU legislation into law to ensure a smooth and orderly transition as we leave, ' she is expected to tell them.

To try to ensure the government wins, ministers and other lawmakers have been told to make sure they will be in parliament for the votes.

Starmer's call comes as lawmakers are bracing for a fierce parliamentary debate over Britain's European Union divorce bill.

Conservative Remainer MP Sarah Wollaston told BBC Radio 4's Today program that she was "minded" to defy the government on the first of these amendments, which calls for parliament to get a "meaningful vote" on any final deal agreed between the United Kingdom and EU.


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