Theresa May is continuing the battle to save her EU Withdrawal Agreement. In a crunch vote on Tuesday, December 11, MPs will vote on whether they agree on the terms on which the UK will leave the EU and the desired future relationship. But first, MPs will debate the deal in the Commons.
Since the debate started Mrs May has lost a vote on an amendment tabled by Tory rebel Dominic Greive.
Approved by 321 votes to 299, the motion will allow MPs to vote on amendments to the EU Withdrawal Agreement if it is defeated in next week’s meaningful vote.
If the prime minister loses her crucial Brexit vote on Tuesday, the Government will have 21 days to outline to the Commons what will happen next.
In addition, the prime minister also suffered a defeat not seen in Parliament for years, as her Government was found guilty in contempt of Parliament by failing to release the full Brexit legal advice.
MPs voted 311 to 293, meaning the legal document will have to be released with “immediate publication.”
Tory MP Andrea Leadsom has confirmed the document will be released on Wednesday, December 5.
Mrs May’s Government also lost a third vote in the Commons today.
The vote surrounded the Government’s petition to refer the Brexit legal advice to be referred to the Commons Privilege Committee.
How to watch MPs Brexit debate LIVE online
The Brexit debates can be watched on various places online, but official channels are the BBC and Parliament TV.
To watch the debate on the BBC you will need to sign in or register to be able to use the broadcaster’s online services.
You can register a BBC account HERE.
If you’re already signed in, you can watch the debate HERE.
You can also watch the debate on the Parliament’s LIVE TV online service HERE.
And if you wish to keep updated on Brexit at all times, you can follow Express.co.uk constantly updated live blog HERE.