She was warned to expect an even bigger Tory rebellion over her insistence on writing Brexit day into law – 11pm on March 29, 2019 – than the one that led to her first defeat on Wednesday over Parliament’s say in approving the final EU deal.
Rebels complained that putting the date in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill would shut down the option of extending the March 2019 deadline if necessary to pin down the final details of a good deal.
Now an amendment has been tabled in the name of several Tories that would let the Government change the date of Brexit through further legislation, if negotiations were continuing.
Ministers are expected to accept the compromise and so avoid a Commons defeat on Wednesday.
Leader of the rebel Tories Dominic Grieve said: “This very sensibly looks like it will resolve the issue that was troubling some of us.”
Leading Brexiteer and Tory MP Bernard Jenkins said: “The purpose is to avoid needless division over matters of detail when we should be supporting the PM.”
Source : EXPRESS