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>> Well, clearly.>> Deal or no deal on Brexit. The government is offering MPs a cherry on the Brexit bill. A vote on whatever final draft agreement is struck with the EU. But it's not all that sweet. Lawmakers have been warned the UK would still leave the EU even if they reject the deal.
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The offer comes as MPs debate the Brexit bill paving the way for EU divorce proceedings. And Reuters' Westminster watcher Kylie MacLellan says there's pressure not to obstruct it.>> Prime Minister has warned MPs that the people have had their say and that any attempt to block or delay the process of leaving the EU would be attempting to thwart the will of the people.
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And that they just want the government to get on with the process of leaving.>> The ruling conservatives slim majority in parliament further stacking the debate in their favor. Labour have already been defeated on a set of amendments. Dozens of changes have been tabled by the opposition party in a bid to increase scrutiny of the Brexit process.
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But they may have more luck in the unelected House of Lords.>> The House of Lords is potentially more tricky because the government doesn't have a majority there. They have a very slim majority in the Commons but they don't have majority in the Lords. The Lords is expected to table amendments along a similar line as those seen in the Commons.
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But ultimately, also are expected not to thwart the will of the people.>> That might mean the government escapes this process relatively unscathed. Without concessions on key issues like single market access or regularly reporting back to Parliament. Giving Theresa May a freer hand to Brexit on her terms.