Tugendhat: Rebels will bring down government if they vote against Brexit deal

Tom Tugendhat, a senior Tory MP, has warned that if MPs vote to reject the Brexit deal, it will bring down the government.

Tugendhat, who campaigned to Remain in the European Union, told sky news that he expected the “meaningful vote” which will take place once there is a deal on the table, will be treated as a confidence vote.

“The meaningful vote is going to be either the government’s deal is accepted, in which case that’s the meaningful vote accepted.

“Or it isn’t accepted in which case, frankly, there’s going to be a new government.”

His comments come after the government managed to fudge it’s way through the Lords amendments to the Brexit by seemingly promising both sides their concerns were being addressed.