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The Guardian’s deputy political editor, Rowena Mason, has this from the morning’s lobby briefing.

No 10 confirmed that the government will pull the meaningful vote if anyone tries to amend it with a “Letwin 2”-style change. This is all pretty hypothetical as John Bercow, the Speaker, seems likely to rule it out of order this afternoon.

Why is the government so keen on a meaningful vote when it also needs to pass a withdrawal agreement bill? The theory is that if it passed, then Boris Johnson would try to rescind his request to the EU for an article 50 extension, arguing MPs have given their consent for a deal. This morning, No 10 refused to comment on whether this ruse could be tried.

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