Rishi Sunak’s Northern Ireland Brexit plan passes but 20-plus Tories rebel

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Commons approves proposals PM agreed with European Commission despite Tory and DUP opposition

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Rishi Sunak has escaped an overly damaging Commons rebellion over his revised plan for post-Brexit Northern Ireland trade, winning a vote on the measure with 22 of his own MPs voting against the deal.

Among the Conservative rebels were Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, another former party leader, Iain Duncan Smith, and the former cabinet ministers Jacob Rees-Mogg, Priti Patel and Simon Clarke.

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