12 Mar 12:40 PM

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Attorney General Geoffrey Cox dealt a blow to Theresa May’s revised Brexit deal, saying the legal risk of the Irish backstop was unchanged. This gives pro-Brexit lawmakers an excuse to reject the deal in a vote later on Tuesday. The pound fell.

Key Developments:

Deal goes to a vote tonight from 7 p.m. -- amendments first, then on the deal. Each vote takes about 15 minutes

Tory MPs were briefed by the prime minister on the revised deal

May will open the debate in Parliament ahead of vote

Lawyers working for Tory pro-Brexit ERG caucus are working on their own legal opinion too; ERG expected to announce decision on vote at 5 p.m.

May’s Northern Irish allies, the DUP, are reserving judgment so far; Labour says nothing has changed

Tory Brexiteers Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith call for vote to be delayed to allow time to analyze changes

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