Jeremy Corbyn suffers backbench rebellion on Brexit as 19 Labour MPs vote against UK withdrawal from EU –

Repealing the act is seen as a crucial part of the Brexit process and the House of Commons ultimately voted by 318 votes to 68, a majority of 250, in favour of scrapping it.

Day one of eight was dominated by growing Tory unrest over the Government’s desire to include an exit date in the Bill of 11pm on March 29 2019, with Conservative backbenchers lining up to voice concerns.

The rebellion came on a fiery first day of committee stage debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill as Labour MPs clashed with their colleagues and Tories did the same.

It will focus on protecting workers’ rights and environmental protections with Labour due to push an amendment which would restrict the use of the powers and require the Government to get the permission of MPs before making any major changes to the law.

Tory former minister Anna Soubry could be heard saying: #8220;You disgrace, Bernard. You#8217;re a disgrace.#8221;

The first day of debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, also known as the repeal bill, was punctuated by angry exchanges between Remain MPs and Brexiteers.

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