Theresa May forced to delay passage of the EU withdrawal bill due to Tory rebellions.
MPs are concerned that the bill will hand ministers sweeping powers to rewrite British laws.
Delay comes as the EU says Brexit negotiations have reached “deadlock”.
Chancellor Philip Hammond accused of ‘treachery’ as Tory civil war over Brexit deepens.
LONDON — Theresa May’s Brexit timetable has been thrown into chaos after she was forced to delay the passage of the government’s central piece of Brexit due to a series of looming Tory rebellions.
The delay comes as Brexit talks with the EU reach “deadlock” and a growing Conservative civil war over the future of the chancellor Philip Hammond spills out onto today’s front pages.
The EU Withdrawal bill was due to reach committee stage in the House of Commons next week after it passed second reading in September but has been delayed due to the threat of the government being defeated.
Rebel Conservative MPs are pressing for a series of amendments to the legislation against the wish of the government, and Tory whips have been given more times to make compromises with those who oppose the bill.
Many Tory MPs are concerned that the bill, which is designed to transfer all existing …read more
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