Euroskeptics signal shift towards Theresa Mays Brexit deal

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Several Tory arch-Euroskeptic MPs have signaled a shift toward U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement ahead of Wednesday's House of Commons votes on a series of alternative Brexit plans.

European Research Group leader Jacob Rees-Mogg issued a front-page apology for his U-turn in the Daily Mail, confirming he will vote for May's deal if the Democratic Unionist Party also comes on board. Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who quit the government to vote against May's deal last year, also appears ready to switch sides. The Telegraph also reported former Cabinet Minister John Whittingdale has decided to back the deal rather than risk the U.K. remaining in the EU. Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith, seen as a key figure in Brexiteer circles, is also expected to back May's deal, according to the paper, and is talking to other MPs to convince them to do likewise.

The hard Brexiteers appear to be coming around to the PM's deal after MPs in Westminster voted earlier this week to wrestle control of the parliamentary timetable from the government to debate a series of alternative Brexit plans.

Tory Euroskeptics signal shift toward Theresa May’s Brexit deal
 
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Theresa May has promised Tory MPs she will stand down if they back her EU withdrawal deal. She told backbench Tories: "I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to do what is right for our country and our party." The PM said she knew that Tory MPs did not want her to lead the next phase of Brexit negotiations "and I won't stand in the way of that".

May vows to quit if Brexit deal passed
 
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Can't wait to see this happening...and who of all these cowrds is willing to step into the ring once she resigns. They all yell and scream at her, but none of them had the guts to take the lead, or a plan how to move forward, other than May's plan in the end anyways.

Hilarious.
 
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Can't wait to see this happening...and who of all these cowrds is willing to step into the ring once she resigns. They all yell and scream at her, but none of them had the guts to take the lead, or a plan how to move forward, other than May's plan in the end anyways.

Hilarious.
I know right? Thought for sure old Boris Johnson would be right there up front. But now he ran as fast as he could away.
 
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I know right? Thought for sure old Boris Johnson would be right there up front. But now he ran as fast as he could away.
But he will now vote for her Brexit deal.. which is why he suggested he resigned his position in her cabinet.. it can't get anymore stupid.
 
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But he will now vote for her Brexit deal.. which is why he suggested he resigned his position in her cabinet.. it can't get anymore stupid.
Wonder whats changed? Last week this didnt look like it would happen at all or it would be a hard landing.
 
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Wonder whats changed? Last week this didnt look like it would happen at all or it would be a hard landing.
She offered here resignation in exchange for the vote, that's what changed.
And they now all know they HAVE to vote for it, because with her or without her, if THIS deal doesn't get through, then the next Prime Minister will be in an even deeper shithole, and the next referendum will be highly likely with a good margin in favor of remining in the EU. And those fools will try to find SOME way to avoid that from happening at any cost..
 
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We will see if the will of the British people is to be respected, or not...
It wasn't the will of the people. (That's a famous Goering phrase btw) The referendum poll was riddled with fraud and illegality. Had it not been merely advisory, the electoral commission would have declared it null and void.
Leaving is certainly not the peoples' will now that realisation is dawning.