Furious Brexiteers demand MPs to accept Theresa May's agreement

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Brexiteers were urged to 'take the deal and get out' of the European Union as MPs clashed on Channel 4's Brexit debate show tonight.

Ahead of Tuesday's crucial Commons vote, Tory deputy chairman James Cleverly made the plea in support of Theresa May's deal, arguing that it delivered on what people voted for.

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However he was opposed by arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg, Labour shadow cabinet minister Barry Gardiner and Green MP Caroline Lucas as they set out rival visions for the way ahead- almost 900 days after the country voted to leave.

The four speakers made opening and closing statements in front of a live studio audience, with Ms Lucas sharing her support for a People's Vote and Mr Rees-Mogg making the case for a complete break away from the EU.

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The Real Brexit Debate was aired on Channel 4 after rival plans by the BBC and ITV for a televised showdown involving Mrs May and Jeremy Corbyn fell through.

The first audience member to speak called Mrs May's Brexit deal 'treasonous', while the last quoted 'the great philosopher Kylie Minogue' as he called for another referendum, with the reasoning 'better the devil you know'.

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Mr Cleverly said: 'Our deal delivers on what people voted for. It takes back control of our money, our borders, our laws.

'It means we can get on with Brexit and give more time to focus on other important issues like the NHS.'

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He added: 'The only thing we know for sure is that rejecting this deal means damaging uncertainty and, as a Brexiteer, the thing that worries me the most is the risk we do not leave the EU at all.'

But Brexiteer Mr Rees-Mogg, who opposes the deal, said: 'This is all about trust.

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