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Suzanne Breen: Only question is scale of Brexit defeat PM May will suffer 

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15.01.2019

Theresa May made a last minute plea to MPs to give her Brexit plan a second look - but despite putting on a brave face even she knows that victory is next to impossible.

The only question today is the scale of defeat that the Prime Minister will suffer.

It's a sign of her political fortunes that Government insiders were last night saying that a loss of under 100 MPs would really be a win. Her critics were talking of a defeat by up to twice that number.

A Government has lost by more than 200 votes only three times in the last century. If that happens today, it would be the height of humiliation for the already embattled PM.

A total of 117 Tory MPs opposed her in the no confidence vote last month. The whips will be hoping to apply enough pressure........

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