Even if she gets her plan past the DUP, the prime minister must persuade distinct sub-groups within the Tory faction

While much focus is currently on whether Democratic Unionist MPs will change their minds and vote for Theresa May’s Brexit deal, even if they do this she faces an arguably bigger challenge to get her plan through the Commons: the European Research Group (ERG).

Chaired by Jacob Rees-Mogg, this groups together many strongly pro-Brexit Conservative MPs, the great majority of whom have, so far, voted against her deal.

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