British Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned by leading members of her own Conservative Party that she will face a rebellion from her own ranks in a vote next week on the government's EU withdrawal legislation if she reneges on a pledge to give Parliament a vote on the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
One of the leading voices of the Tory rebels, Nicky Morgan MP, said that a deal with Brussels needed to be reached by the Autumn or else the party as a whole had to be given a decisive say in determining the shape and nature of Britain's exit from the continental bloc.
Extremely grateful that my local MP, Dominic Grieve, stood up to May and fought for Parliament to have meaningful say. However, I’m disappointed that they did not carry out their threat to vote against government. Seems May promised all things to all men. https://t.co/mSdVA0bsdL— Andrew #FBPE #FinalSay (@AndrewStoneman) June 13, 2018
"It was the prime minister's personal assurance that was very important to us and she has given us that," Ms Morgan said in a statement to the British press.
On the other hand, an influential group of Remain-supporting Conservatives have already voted with the opposition Labour Party to oppose withdrawal legislation and some have even threatened to abandon the Conservative party unless it abandons the possibility of a hard Brexit with Europe.