Grieve accuses May's government of backtracking on promise to enshrine Brexit date in law
Henry Zeffman, Political Reporter
Theresa Mayâs government is today facing accusations it has backtracked on its promise to enshrine Brexit day in law as MPs begin scrutinising the prime ministerâs legislation in the House of Commons.
Dominic Grieve, one of the key Conservative MPs attempting to soften the governmentâ s Brexit stance, said ministers were âslipping inâ an amendment undercutting the pledge that Britain would leave the EU at 11pm on March 29, 2019.
The government is seeking to amend the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which began eight days of detailed scrutiny this afternoon, to reflect that date and time. The move was intended to assuage Conservative Eurosceptics anxious that Brexit might be delayed, but angered opponents of Mrs Mayâs stance on Brexit on both sides of the political divide.
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