British Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to avert a cabinet rebellion amid fears from euroskeptic lawmakers of her party that she will keep the United Kingdom in the European Union’s customs union after Brexit.
Tories in May’s inner circle think the premier could be forced to accept staying in the customs union because Parliament will reject her plan to pull out from it, according to reports.
Members of the House of Lords have already inflicted an embarrassing defeat on the May government by voting against her flagship Brexit legislation, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, also known as the Repeal Bill.
Now the House of Commons will vote on the measure. If MPs also vote in favor of remaining in the customs union with the bloc, it could trigger a challenge to May’s leadership from Brexit campaigners in the Conservative Party.
“We need to take back control of trade — that means leaving the protectionist Customs…