Theresa May in final Brexit push

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He said: "Prime Minister, have you had the opportunity to consider whether you would support that amendment?"

On Tuesday in yet another "meaningful vote", MPs threw out May's deal by 140 votes. "The British public were asked by Parliament if they wanted to leave, they said they wanted to leave, so Parliament needs to show that it will deliver that".

Mrs May is hoping to make a third attempt to get her Withdrawal deal through Parliament in the next week - despite it being rejected by MPs twice.

But Corbyn made no mention of a second referendum - which the party is theoretically committed to supporting if it can not secure a general election - in his remarks after the vote, and hardly referred to it in his earlier speech in the Commons debate, it noted.

Dr Wollaston added on her second referendum proposal: 'For young people in this country, they face being wheeled into the operating theatre for major constitutional, social and economic surgery based on a consent form that was signed by their grandparents almost three years ago'. Tariffs would be maintained to protect some industries, including agriculture.

According to a survey by Conservative Home, support for the beleaguered Prime Minister's Brexit deal has actually doubled among Tory party members.

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The decision to drop all checks to avoid friction at the UK's land border with the European Union will be temporary while longer term solutions are negotiated.

Mr Corbyn argued Mrs May has failed, no longer has the ability to lead, and must change her approach.

The PM had made a last-minute plea to MPs to back her deal after she had secured legal assurances on the Irish backstop from the European Union during late-night talks in Strasbourg on Monday.

Some of her colleagues around the Cabinet table think it shows she has to tack to a closer deal with the EU.

Speaking after the defeat, she said MPs would have to decide whether they want to delay Brexit, hold another referendum, or whether they "want to leave with a deal but not this deal".

May responded: "The deal that he's proposing has been rejected several times by this house".

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Today's votes saw three amendments debated and then voted on.

He said: "'The unilateral statement is a weak Government trying to fool its own backbenchers because the European Union has not even signed up to it".

A No 10 spokesman said she did not discuss resigning after her latest defeat because her government had recently won a confidence vote in the Commons.

Meanwhile, some leading Tory Brexiteers and the DUPhave rejected the deal.

She said: "I'm grateful... for the spirit in which they have sought to broker compromise in this House".

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