Brexit: Government sees off Conservative rebels to win vote on EU customs union

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MPs narrowly vote down Remainer rebel amendment that would have forced Theresa May to drastically change her Brexit plan

  • Benjamin Kentish
  • Independent

Theresa May has narrowly avoided a humiliating Commons defeat on the customs union after another dramatic knife-edge vote.

Defe 2b12 pro-EU Tories voted against the government by backing an amendment that would have kept the UK in a customs union with the EU if Ms May proves unable to guarantee frictionless trade through other means by next January.

However, ministers staved off a potential defeat as MPs voted by 307 to 301 against the…

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