Brexiteers boast they could get deal MPs would vote for after pledges from Theresa May during talks 

Mail Online | 1/18/2019 | Daily Mail Reporter
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Brexiteers today boasted of securing pledges from Theresa May that could see a Brexit deal passed by Parliament.

Eurosceptic MPs who met her left Downing Street in upbeat mood, saying she had vowed not to bow to pressure from Cabinet Remainers to accept Labour's idea of a permanent customs union.

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Nigel Evans, one of 118 Tory MPs who voted against Mrs May on Tuesday, said: 'The Prime Minister is listening. She wants to get Brexit over the line and she is listening to our concerns.'

A former Cabinet minister added: 'It was good and positive – we are getting onto the same page. I am more optimistic now – I think she will get a deal through.

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'She made it very clear to us that she is not going to have a customs union deal, whatever some people in Cabinet might want.'

It came as Mrs May held a full day of meetings with MPs from across the Brexit divide in a bid to revive her deal with the EU which was resoundingly rejected in the Commons on Tuesday.

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Former Brexit Secretary David Davis and former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith were among the members of the European Research Group invited for talks.

The hardline Brexit group played a key role in the Commons defeat. Former Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers was also present, as was former culture secretary John Whittingdale, who tweeted afterwards that their group's meeting with the Prime Minister had been 'constructive'.

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Former Tory cabinet minister Mr Paterson described the meeting as 'thoroughly worthwhile', very constructive' and a 'good exchange'.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of the ERG, also gave the first hint that there might be circumstances in which he could back a version of Mrs May's deal.

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