May avoids fresh Brexit defeat after climbdown on citizens' rights

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The government has bowed to MPs’ pressure over the post-Brexit rights of EU citizens and reaffirmed pledges to give the Commons a veto on a no-deal departure, after the latest parliamentary wrangling over Theresa May’s deadlocked plans.

A day that had been heralded as the moment when backbenchers would seize control of the Brexit timetable from the prime minister lost some of its drama after May and her ministers gave way in a series of areas where they were likely to lose Commons votes.

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