Meaningful vote rejected: how key MPs voted on the Brexit amendment

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Bercow said that no member of parliament should be threatened because over their views or vote on the Brexit bill.

But after the prime minister personally assured a group of around 15 rebels that Mr Grieve's amendment would be partially adopted into the Bill before it went back to the Lords the rebels backed down.

Solicitor General Robert Buckland intervened four times during a speech by the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, whose amendment would effectively give MPs a veto on the government's negotiating agenda if a deal isn't done by the end of November.

Facing the prospect of losing a vote on a crucial amendment to the government's flagship Brexit legislation - which was created to empower parliament to vote down the final deal without risking a "no-deal" exit from the bloc - ministers intervened with a concession at the 11th hour even as MPs were wrapping up debate on the controversial measure.

On Tuesday, the Government avoided a potentially devastating defeat over the EU Withdrawal Bill, which would have otherwise seen unprecedented powers handed to MPs to reject the agreement reached with Brussels and to dictate the Prime Minister's next steps.

The Government made a series of late concessions to backbench MPs who were minded to rebel behind closed doors, meaning the true nature of what has been agreed is not yet clear.

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Just three hours later, ministers caved in.

The government was putting a combative spin on the concessions Tuesday evening: "The Brexit Secretary has set out three tests that any new amendment has to meet - not undermining the negotiations, not changing the constitutional role of Parliament and Government in negotiating global treaties, and respecting the referendum result", a spokesperson for the Brexit department said in a statement.

Tory Remainer Anna Soubry is calling on MPs to stop a hard Brexit.

The government insisted it would not allow MPs to tie its hands in Brexit negotiations, despite being forced to offer a last-ditch concession to Tory rebels to stave off a House of Commons defeat.

Sarah Wollaston, a prominent Tory Remain rebel, has indicated that she will accept this pledge from the Government, and will therefore not be voting against her party.

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There were no major surprises among the Labour benches, with all those who sided with Theresa May being well-known Brexit backers.

Five Labour MPs - Ronnie Campbell, Frank Field, Kate Hoey, John Mann and Graham Stringer - voted with the government.

They've been battling against Brexit on a number of fronts, including trying to ensure that Scotland doesn't lose powers back to Westminster when they come back from Brussels.

Brexit Secretary David Davis has warned Conservative Party rebels that proposals to give Parliament the power to direct negotiations with the European Union are simply a tactic to overturn the results of the 2016 referendum that mandated Britain's departure from the bloc.

Lib DemsVince Cable has been campaigning relentlessly against Brexit.

"The point is if that doesn't translate now into an amendment that we're comfortable with the Lords will be able to prop back the amendment that was contentious yesterday".

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