The Telegraph: Britain will have a general election if Theresa May’s Brexit deal goes through Parliament

Theresa May will be forced to call a general election if she manages to push her Brexit deal through Parliament, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said.

The chairman of the European Research Group of Tory MPs dismissed claims that the Prime Minister could lose by a 200 majority when MPs vote on the deal on December 11.

But he warned on Chopper’s Brexit Podcast that even if Mrs May persuades enough MPs to back her deal, she would face an immediate vote of no confidence called by the Democratic Unionist Party, whose 10 MPs are supporting the Government.

He said: “What do I think is going to happen? Expectations on meaningful vote are getting completely out of hand, the Government will have a very large vote, it will be a close vote.

“The whips will be working very hard to keep the numbers down, some Labour MPs will peel off, who knows what the LibDems will do.

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