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May defiant over Brexit deal amid backlash

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Live: Theresa May defends Brexit deal
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A vote will be triggered if 48 Tory MPs write letters to Sir Graham. It is understood 48 letters have not yet been received.Mr Rees-Mogg told reporters that UK negotiating team had "given way on all the key points" adding: "The deal risks Brexit because it is not a proper Brexit."Mrs May spent nearly three hours fielding largely critical questions from MPs before holding a press conference in Downing Street to further answer her critics.She acknowledged the agreement had entailed "difficult and sometimes uncomfortable decisions".
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BBC's Laura Kuenssberg asks the PM if she "in office, but not really in power?"
"I understand fully that there are some who are unhappy with those compromises but this deal delivers what people voted for and it is in the national interest," she said."We can only secure it, if we unite behind the agreement reached in cabinet yesterday."If we do not move forward with that agreement nobody can know for sure, the consequences that will follow."It will be to take a path of deep and grave uncertainty when the British people just want us to get on with it. They are looking to the Conservative Party to deliver." Asked if she would carry on as prime minister if she won a no-confidence vote by a single vote, Mrs May said: "Leadership is about taking the right decisions, not the easy ones."She said her job was to "bring back a deal that delivers on the vote of the British people".She added: "I believe this is a deal which does deliver that, which is in the national interest and am I going to see this through? Yes."
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