The UK Parliament will have meaningful vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for the third time this week. Ahead of that Chancellor of Exchequer Philip Hammond said a significant number of Conservatives have changed their mind last week to back the plan. And he expected more to come even though the government hasn’t had enough numbers yet. And, “it is a work in progress”.
Hammond said “What has happened since last Tuesday is that a significant number of colleagues, including some very prominent ones who have gone public, have changed their view on this and decided that the alternatives are so unpalatable to them that they on reflection think the prime minister’s deal is the best way to deliver Brexit.”
Last Tuesday, the Commons voted 391-242 to reject May’s “improved” deal. Back in January, the deal was voted down by 432-202.