City of London warns ministers on immigration in Brexit deal

He said under the terms of the Fixed Term Parliament Act, a government can only fall, and an election occur if it loses a vote on a “very specific” form of words, which relates to a motion of no confidence, and Mr Leslie said the government have enough votes not to lose such a vote.

He said this matters to the Brexit negotiations because if government MPs know they can reject the final Brexit deal without an election happening, it is more likely they will do this.

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