Another potential rebel, Jonathan Djanogly, tweeted #8220;to me this is about upholding our constitution and negotiating position#8221;, and Bob Neill said #8220;the bullies will not succeed#8221;, adding: #8220;We will continue to work constructively for the best Brexit possible #8211; that#8217;s our duty #8211; and what parliamentary democracy is all about.#8221;
Their stance triggered a Daily Telegraph front page naming 15 of them as #8220;Brexit mutineers#8221;.
MPs began eight days of detailed scrutiny of the bill on Tuesday evening, with ministers seeing off the first attempts to change the legislation.
#8220;It#8217;s not about frustrating Brexit, it#8217;s about getting the best economic deal for this country,#8221; he added.
But there have been hundreds of suggestions by MPs to change the way it is worded and the government only has a majority with the help of the 10 Democratic Unionist MPs.