Theresa May’s Brexit deal is being pulled apart from hardline Brexiteers and Remainers [Getty Images]

Theresa May’s Brexit deal is being pulled apart from hardline Brexiteers and Remainers [Getty Images]

A backbench Tory MP tabled an amendment that would give Parliament greater influence over the Government’s “Plan B”

|Richard Vaughan, i news|AIWA! NO!|MPs were handed the chance to seize control of the Brexit process should Parliament vote down Theresa May’s withdrawal deal next week.

Backbenchers passed a crucial amendment just minutes before the Prime Minister took to the dispatch box to kick off five days of debate on the Government’s divorce agreement with Brussels. Led by Tory rebel Dominic Grieve, MPs inflicted the third humiliating defeat in a single afternoon on Mrs May that would give them far greater say over the UK’s exit from the European Union should they reject her deal on Tuesday.

Mr Grieve tabled a cross-party amendment that would give Parliament greater influence over what the Government’s “Plan B” should look like, voting in favour by 321 votes to 299.

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