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Up to 30 Labour MPs set to back Brexit deal

Aug 06, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

UP TO 30 Labour MPs are prepared to vote for a Brexit deal if Boris Johnson secures fresh concessions from Brussels, as the Prime Minister yesterday insisted: "The last thing I want to do is call another election."

Although the EU is now working on the hypothesis that Britain plans to leave without a deal, Downing Street appeared to open the door to bringing the Withdrawal Agreement back to Parliament by insisting that removing the Irish backstop would represent "significant progress".

The move is likely to anger the socalled "Spartans" in the European Research Group of Eurosceptic Tories who want the Brexit deal to be torn up in favour of an interim free trade agreement (FTA) with the ...