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Brexit: Government sees off Conservative rebels to win vote on EU customs union

MPs narrowly vote down Remainer rebel amendment that would have forced Theresa May to drastically change her Brexit plan

  • Benjamin Kentish
  • Independent

Theresa May has narrowly avoided a humiliating Commons defeat on the customs union after another dramatic knife-edge vote.

Defe 2b12 pro-EU Tories voted against the government by backing an amendment that would have kept the UK in a customs union with the EU if Ms May proves unable to guarantee frictionless trade through other means by next January.

However, ministers staved off a potential defeat as MPs voted by 307 to 301 against the…

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