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David Davis has just given MPs an opportunity for Brexit mischief

The Brexit Secretary has announced that MPs will have a vote on Britain's deal with the EU. He will do his best to make this vote meaningless—but the truth is that a "no" vote would trigger the collapse of the government

By Ian Dunt  

Brexit secretary David Davis. Photo: Ye Pingfan/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

Yesterday, David Davis announced what will probably be the most significant bill in Britain’s post-war history. MPs are going to be given a vote, in primary legislation, on the deal he secures with the European Union.

This could prove a key moment in the Brexit debate. Ministers will do all they can to make this vote meaningless, but it could anyway blow up from underneath them.

Davis can already see the dangers. As soon as he announced the promise,…

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