Theresa May heads off Brexit revolt

Theresa May heads off Brexit revolt
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has seen off a threatened backbench rebellion to pass legislation that will pave the way for Brexit.

Pro-Europe rebel leader Dominic Grieve called off the revolt saying he was now satisfied parliament would get a say on what to do if negotiations fail.

Brexit negotiator David Davis said he needed a free hand.

"In trying to head off no deal, you actually make no deal more likely," he said.

In the end just six Conservatives voted against the government.

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