Race is now on to whittle away hardline opposition to PM’s deal

Race is now on to whittle away hardline opposition to PM's deal

This is an extract from The Telegraph’s daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter, available exclusively to subscribers.

As we brace for another night of drama (or is it black comedy?) in the Commons, the scramble is now to whittle away opposition to Theresa May’s deal – third time lucky, as they say.

The efforts to corral ERG rebels and the Democratic Unionist Party have several different legs, but one that briefly gained currency today focused on Article 62 of Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT) that covers terminating and denouncing treaties.

The idea is that this right could be applied to the Irish backstop, and by extension the Withdrawal Agreement, as the basis of an international legal…

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