THE time has come for MPs to compromise and vote through the Brexit bill, a Swindon MP has said.

Robert Buckland's comments came as ministers the Withdrawal Agreement Bill would be debated in the first week of June. It has already been voted down three times by the Commons.

The South Swindon MP said: "It’s time for Parliament to compromise, vote the Bill through and allow Brexit to happen as quickly and smoothly as possible."

However, ministers admitted this week that Theresa May's Brexit deal will be "dead" if MPs reject if for a fourth time.

Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay acknowledged it would be the end of the road for the deal thrashed out with the European Union if the Withdrawal Agreement Bill is defeated when it is brought to the Commons in June.

Defeat would also deal a heavy blow to the Prime Minister's already fragile authority and, although the Bill vote would not be a formal confidence motion, Number 10 sources acknowledged its significance "won't be underestimated".

The legislation writes the Brexit agreement into law and represents a fresh attempt to secure Parliament's support for a deal which has already been rejected three times by MPs, including the heaviest defeat ever suffered by a Government.

Mr Barclay told the Lords EU Committee the Withdrawal Agreement Bill would be published as soon as possible and would have its second reading in the Commons in the week beginning June 3.