May fights for political life ahead of Brexit vote

Inside Politics: A big Commons defeat on the withdrawal treaty would likely end prime minister’s tenure

British prime minister Theresa May: will appeal to MPs to back a deal that is ‘opposed by much of her party and the opposition’ Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May: will appeal to MPs to back a deal that is ‘opposed by much of her party and the opposition’ Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Good morning.

All eyes will be on Westminster today where a week (a week! Eight hours a day!) of debate begins in advance of the “meaningful vote” - as it’s termed in law - on the withdrawal treaty. It’ll be meaningful, alright. But what will the meaning be?

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