Theresa May has suffered another bruising Commons defeat as MPs voted in favour of an amendment that will force her to present a Brexit “plan B” within three days if her controversial deal does not pass.
More than 20 MPs from across the Commons tabled an amendment on Wednesday that would give Mrs May three days to come back to the Commons with an alternative plan if her Brexit deal is voted down next Tuesday
MPs backed the amendment by 308 votes to 297 on Wednesday afternoon.
It gives MPs the chance to formally put forward alternatives to her deal for the first time, including a People’s Vote, and the Norway and Efta “soft Brexit” options.
The move follows on from the historic defeat last night when 20 Tory MPs, including 17 former ministers, seven of them ex-Cabinet ministers, defied a three-line whip on the hallowed Finance Bill to say no to a no-deal exit from the European Union.