Theresa May’s Government will fall if MPs reject Brexit deal, senior Tory predicts as PM tries to appease Remainer rebels

Theresa May’s Government will fall if Parliament rejects her Brexit deal, a senior Tory MP has predicted.

Tom Tugendhat, the Conservative chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, said there would be a “new government” if Mrs May lost the so-called “meaningful vote” on the terms of withdrawal, due to take place in October.

Mr Tugendhat’s warning came as the Prime Minister continued to wrestle with a demand from Tory Remainer rebels to hand Parliament the ability to direct negotiations if it rejects the final deal.

Tory Brexiteers are fiercely resistant to the idea because they believe it could effectively be used as a Brexit veto to keep the UK in the European Union.

Mr Tugendhat suggested…

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