Boris Johnson signals compromise with Tory rebels on Brexit Bill

Prime Minister Boris Johnson have had ‘constructive’ talks with senior MPs and tells them he will act on their concerns.

Boris Johnson has signalled a possible compromise with Tory rebels after a minister suggested that elements of the Brexit legislation that triggered a revolt could be rewritten.

The Prime Minister met senior MPs shortly before a vote on the Internal Market Bill on Monday evening during which he assured them that he would act on their concerns.

Among them was Sir Bob Neill, the chairman of the Commons justice committee, who has tabled an amendment that seeks to bar the Government from breaching international law without Parliament’s support.

With more Conservatives threatening to join the 20-strong group who defied the whip to abstain on the legislation, Mr Johnson is said to have engaged in “constructive talks”, raising hopes of a Government climbdown.

It comes amid growing optimism that, despite the fallout over the legislation, a trade deal with Brussels is still possible. On Wednesday, the president of the European Commission is expected to extend an olive branch to Mr Johnson by declaring that the EU still wants a trade deal with the UK.

Ursula von der Leyen is expected to use her State of the Union address in the European Parliament in Brussels to insist that the bloc will do all it can to avoid a damaging no deal at the end of the year but not at any price.

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Source: TheTelegraph