By Rory Tingle For Mailonline. Hardcore Brexiteers who voted against Theresa May 's withdrawal deal are beginning to crack, as the PM battles to secure the support of 75 more defectors to win her crucial vote next week. It comes after David Davis made the bombshell decision to vote for the deal on Tuesday, and former work and pensions secretary Esther McVey said she would be going through the aye lobby next week 'the rules have changed'. But despite the positive signs Mrs May still faces a difficult task ahead, with senior ERG figures predicting she will lose her third vote by 'well over votes', according to the Sunday Telegraph. Ms McVey, who resigned in protest at Mrs May's agreement, is insistent that voting with the Prime Minister is now her only option as 'the rules have changed'.
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after attending a church service, near her Maidenhead constituency, west of London on January 13, May on Sunday warned MPs preparing to vote down her EU divorce deal that failing to deliver Brexit would be a "catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy. A pro-Brexit demonstration makes its way through London, Dec. Supporters of the plan to leave the EU are increasingly pushing for an exit without a deal, a move once considered unthinkable by most. Knock us on our backsides. Go on! Just get us out of Europe. Stevens and her fellow Brexiteers are pushing for the once-unimaginable — to leave the European Union with no deal at all. Many in the political press are predicting a devastating, career-defining defeat.
S ome of you will be old enough to remember when the choice was leave or remain. How quaint it seems now. Because once the country voted in June , we faced a new choice.
When the British public voted to leave the EU on 23 June, the immediate impulse - on the part of pro-Remainers at least - was post-mortem analysis. Where did things go wrong? How did the 'in' camp lose the argument? Then came the blame game. Soon enough, Jeremy Corbyn found himself the victim of a post-referendum backlash, his perceived lack of commitment to the pro-EU cause ultimately leading to an attempted overthrow. Meanwhile, a Conservative Party eternally riven by internal divisions on the European issue were left alone to fight their next civil war: hard vs soft Brexit. Theresa May has proven particularly slippery on this front. While dutifully backing David Cameron's stance during the campaign, she was notably absent from pro-Remain platforms.