Former minister says it is the job of backbenchers to scrutinise the repeal bill which is due to be debated on Thursday

The government’s “bullish” and “macho” approach to Brexit should not stop Conservative backbenchers from tabling amendments to the crucial repeal bill, a leading Tory remainer has said.

Former minister Anna Soubry said that Theresa May must put an end to a governmental attitude that suggests that scrutinising the bill, which will transfer EU law into UK law, would be “weird” or “treacherous”.

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