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Brexit: Theresa May to open Brexit plan amendments debate

Theresa May is due to open the debate on amendments to her Brexit plan, which could shape future talks with the EU.Conservative MPs have been told to back a proposal for an alternative to the Irish backstop - the "insurance policy" against the return of a visible border.International Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the BBC this would give the PM a "strong mandate" to return to Brussels to negotiate changes to the backstop.It is not yet known which amendments will be chosen for a vote.BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said that, for the government, Tuesday was about turning "a thick wall of resistance" into a hurdle that "at some point they might overcome".Latest updates: MPs to debate Brexit plans Brexit: A really simple guide A ...