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Well his ostensible motive was to persuade Brexit-supporting MPs to change their minds and back the PM, at the last - by scaring them that they won't get the no-deal exit some of them want, and by voting against the PM they are highly likely to keep us in the EU.
A former director of legislative affairs at Number 10, Nikki da Costa, said: "More than anything this is not just overturning something the House accepted in a business motion, it is overturning the EU Withdrawal Agreement and procedure voted on and approved in both Houses with much debate and scrutiny, and indeed which Grieve accepted on floor of the House". "We need to act to avoid a no deal because I don't think there is anything remotely like a majority in Parliament that will tolerate this", he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
The Financial Times also leads on Brexit, with Mrs May forced to draw up a Plan B should the Government lose the vote next week.
Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer has warned Theresa May's Tory government that the United Kingdom will not leave the European Union on March 29, accusing them of "pushing parliament away", during the first day of debate on the PM's deal.
So if May came back with an alternative plan, that could be amended by MPs, giving parliament far more scope in setting the direction.
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What is striking is that Elliot reports it is not impossible that Jeremy Corbyn could give tacit support for backing a modified deal in order to avoid a no-deal exit and a second referendum, neither of which the Labour leader wants.
Mr Hunt admitted the parliamentary arithmetic was "challenging", with more than 90 Conservative MPs vowing to vote against the deal before Christmas.
Its goal was to prove there was a parliamentary majority to oppose no deal, and the cross-party group of rebels who organised Tuesday's defeat said they could seek to amend any and every piece of legislation the government brings to parliament between now and March. The vote, which saw 20 legislators from May's Conservative Party rebel and side with the opposition, indicates that a majority in Parliament opposes leaving the European Union without an agreement and will try to stop it happening.
Japan is the UK's second-largest source of non-EU foreign direct investment and Britain's largest export market outside the EU, US and China. "These discussions have shown that further clarification on the backstop is possible, and those talks will continue over the next few days".
British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says a national election takes priority over a new referendum on Brexit.
British Prime Minister answers questions in the House of Commons regarding Brexit.
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Opponents of the agreement suspect the government may try to run down the clock, to leave Parliament facing a last-minute choice between May's deal and a no-deal Brexit.
Carmakers have warned that their factories, which rely on the constant delivery of parts to enter production cycles, would be severely damaged if Britain leaves the European Union without a trade deal, forcing the need for customs checks at borders.
"The default is in law that unless we have a deal, then we will fall into no-deal", he said.
He suggested there could be a series of "indicative votes" on the various alternative proposals which had been discussed to see if any could command a majority.
"But an election must be the priority".
Weber said a no-deal withdrawal would "lead to very hard, perhaps even chaotic situations".
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It had been "signed in violation of the canons and therefore not possessing any canonical force", Legoida said in a statement. It "is just a paper, the result of restless political and personal ambitions".
"It's not so possible to do that sort of thing on fresh food, so that's where the pinch point would be if there were to be a no-deal", Chief Executive Dave Lewis said.