Davis also told parliament the government can not get a good deal with the European Union if its hands are tied in negotiations by a vote that would give MPs the power to force her government to go back to the negotiating table if they reject a Brexit deal.
Their resignations were revealed moments before the result of a vote on a Lords Brexit Bill amendment which called for the government to make remaining in the EEA a negotiating objective. But for those millions of former Remainer voters holding out for a hero until the end of the night, it's still unclear if rebel leader Dominic Grieve will fit the bill. This affords Conservative pro-'Remain' MPs another opportunity to defeat the government if their discussions with ministers do not yield the tangible concessions they seek.
As the Brexit debate reached its fraught climax, she was holed up in the same House of Commons office, behind the Speaker's chair, where she spent more than an hour last Thursday trying to convince David Davis not to resign.
For some time the government Chief Whip Julian Smith had been flitting round the Chamber talking to his troops - then he went and had a word with the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland, the government's in-house legal eagle, who is dealing with the techie legal aspects of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. As ever, Delano will keep you posted.
During the debate, a number of MPs pointed to the contradiction of fighting to gain back control of parliamentary sovereignty, whilst denying the principle that MPs are the final arbiters of the popular vote.
A paper laying out the U.K. government position on future relations, due to be published this month, has been delayed until July because the Cabinet can not agree on a united stance. But a government official said they had just agreed to open talks on the basis of the rebel amendment.
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The EU (Withdrawal) Bill, coming back down to the Commons from the unelected Lords, is the draft law that would set the legal framework for Brexit. The government earlier had said it would not support that amendment. For others, it was only a commitment to continue to discuss the issue as the new amendment agreed by the commons goes back to the lords. The government says the changes would weaken Britain's negotiating position and is seeking to reverse them in the Commons.
They were also told the first two parts of Grieve's amendment - including that MPs will have a veto on what do to if an agreement can't be reached by 30 November - would be considered with a view to being tabled to the Lords.
May is resisting changes approved by the House of Lords that would soften Britain's exit from the European Union, because she says they will weaken the government's negotiating position.
In such an event, he said Parliament should be able to flex its muscles by requiring ministers to come forward with a plan of action, which MPs would be able to debate and vote on. But for now, the government seems to have prevented an embarrassing defeat, and the Tory rebels have avoided the unpleasantness of colluding in the defeat of their Prime Minister. It also negates the government's threat to the rebels: That voting against May's deal means in effect voting for the chaos of a no-deal Brexit.
It also imperils the now invisible border between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, an European Union member.