The battle for Brexit is back on
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Parliament flexed its muscles tonight – and isn't it glorious?
Don't listen to the ministers who will want to spin this differently, this is hugely significant.
Theresa May now has to go to Brussels on the back of the first defeat she has suffered on her own business in the House of Commons.
And what it means is clear: Remainers – on all sides of the House – now have something to build on.
Expect the rebels to be emboldened. They have had an impact and although none will have felt 100% comfortable voting against their own party they will take comfort in doing what was right. This is why they were elected in the first place – to make tough choices in the country's best interest.
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The fact the Government would prefer the House of Commons not to have a final vote on the Brexit deal is an affront to democracy. It stinks.
This is what 'taking back control' really feels like. And now the fight really begins.
- 1 European parliament agrees to add British overseas territories to post-Brexit tax haven blacklist
- 2 Pro-Brexit fishing campaigner says Boris Johnson's deal has left her with 'no fish'
- 3 Minister terminates interview after suggesting public's age and weight to blame for UK's high death toll
- 4 This picture of Boris Johnson on the phone to Joe Biden has caused a stir
- 5 Telegraph columnist blames Angela Merkel for Brexit
- 6 Boris Johnson to visit Scotland this week in attempt to shore up the union
- 7 Brexiteer calls for UK to save Eurostar - by buying it and renaming it 'Britstar'
- 8 Petition launched to cancel 'festival of Brexit' event in 2022
- 9 Brussels to launch campaign teaching younger Britons about the EU
- 10 Nigel Farage loses nearly 50,000 followers after Twitter suspends QAnon accounts
Remainers have been on the ropes – now they are back and swinging.
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