Bid to block People's Vote with Article 50 amendment

The amendment should win government backing as Mrs May has always opposed another public vote on EU membership.

It would also put Labour into a difficult spot as leader Jeremy Corbyn now backs a second referendum, but it is unpopular in Leave-voting Labour constituencies.

The only difficulty is whether Commons Speaker John Bercow selects the amendment for a vote.There have been concerns that he has only selected amendments which help Remainers.

A Brexiteer MP said: “If it is voted we expect to win and will remove the chance of another referendum.They [Remainers] may get to delay Brexit but will lose the chance of another vote.”

In a fresh blow to Remainer MPs, their leader on THETORY benches Dominic Grieve faces a no-confidence vote at his Beaconsfield association meeting on March 29 – Brexit Day.

John Strafford, Campaign for Conservative Democracy chairman, who organised it, said: “I have been absolutely inundated with support for this vote from party members in the constituency and outside.”


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