June 20, 2018 / 3:35 PM / in 10 months

Leading pro-EU rebel lawmaker backs down, will support government on Brexit laws

Dominic Grieve walks in Downing Street, London, November 29, 2017. Pictures Taken November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Simon dawson

LONDON (Reuters) - The pro-European Union MP leading a group of rebels threatening to vote against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit law said on Wednesday that he had accepted assurances from minister and would now support the government.

“Having finally obtained, with a little bit more difficulty than I would have wished, the obvious acknowledgment of the sovereignty of this place over the executive in black and white language, I am prepared to accept the government’s difficulty and in the circumstances to accept the form of amendment it wants,” Conservative MP Dominic Grieve told parliament.

Reporting by William James. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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