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Brexit: Theresa May to open five days of crunch debate

Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to sell her Brexit deal as she opens five days of debate in the Commons.The debate is due to last eight hours each day and to begin mid-afternoon. MPs will vote next Tuesday evening.The deal negotiated by the UK and the EU has to be backed by a majority of MPs if it is to come into force.But ahead of the debate, ministers face a contempt-of-Parliament challenge over their decision not to release the full legal advice on her Brexit deal.The legal advice rowThe government's chief legal adviser, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, published an overview of his legal advice on Monday.Opposition parties say that by limiting the information released, ministers ignored a binding Commons vote demanding the ...