Brexit LIVE: MPs debate Brexit in the Commons SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rREdMMfZT4 : THERESA May was forced to promise a fresh showdown vote on her Brexit deal early next month in a bid to end months of crippling deadlock.
Under heavy pressure from her frustrated Cabinet, the PM agreed to introduce the landmark Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the week beginning June 3.
And she summoned Labour boss Jeremy Corbyn to a meeting to give him the key date too.
The long-awaited decision – repeatedly postponed by nervous No10 – sets a deadline of the end May for the six week-long cross-party talks for a softer deal to pass Brexit through the Commons.
But pushing the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to a series of Commons votes without a guaranteed majority for it is very high risk for the PM, as defeat would see her whole EU deal in tatters and almost certainly end her premiership.
Mrs May saw off a dangerous revolt from her Cabinet during a tense three-hour meeting in No10 with what one minister dubbed an “impassioned” plea against what she called “absolutism”…
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