MPs will today begin a five-day debate of Theresa May’s Brexit deal ahead of the crucial vote on January 15.
It is also learnt that leader Jeremy Corbyn will table a motion of no confidence in the government almost immediately if Theresa May loses the Brexit vote next week, Labour is now saying.
Andrew Gwynne, the Shadow Communities Secretary and Labour’s co-national campaigner coordinator said: “In the event of Theresa May failing to get her deal through, we will be calling for a general election. And to do that, you have to table a motion of confidence.”
The prime minister had cancelled a vote on her deal last month at the last minute to avoid a humiliating defeat. She is hoping new proposals on Northern Ireland will change enough MPs’ minds to save the deal.