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Theresa May's government is defeated by 4 votes in a crucial Brexit amendment. This is a good example of a BACKBENCH REVOLT as Tory MP's voted against their party in a sign of the major splits and divisions being caused by Brexit. It is an embarrassment for the May government after a glimmer of light caused by her seeming agreement on Irish border issues on Friday. It is a sign of a tempestuous journey ahead for the Brexit debate. Read the story below to see how the whips tried and failed to stave off defeat for the government.
Mr John Wishart -