May presses on with Brexit vote as MPs demand better deal

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Prime Minister Theresa May will push ahead with a crucial vote on her European Union exit deal, her Brexit minister said as senior lawmakers in her own party piled pressure on the British prime minister to go back to Brussels and seek a better offer.

The Prime Minister’s deal, is to be voted on in parliament later this week.

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, a leading Brexit campaigner, told lawmakers on all sides were united against the backstop and losing the vote in parliament would give May a mandate to ask the EU to remove it from the deal.

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