London — One of the most influential Brexit-backing MPs in Prime Minister Theresa May’s party gave the strongest hint to date on Monday that rebels might back her departure deal, saying that a bad exit accord was better than staying in the EU. May has warned legislators that unless they approve her Brexit divorce deal after two crushing defeats, Britain’s exit from the EU could face a long delay which many Brexiteers fear would mean Britain may never leave. After two-and-a-half years of tortuous negotiations with the EU, the final outcome remains uncertain — with options including a long delay, exiting with May’s deal, a disorderly exit without a deal or even another EU membership referendum. May is scrambling to rally support ahead of a summit of EU heads of government on Thursday and Friday where she has warned she will ask for a long Brexit delay unless parliament ratifies the deal she struck in November. Jacob Rees-Mogg, chair of the European Research Group of eurosceptics in Br...

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