Published: Tue, December 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Speaker mocks Philip Hammond after Brexit deal plea to Labour MPs

Speaker mocks Philip Hammond after Brexit deal plea to Labour MPs

He said: "The Prime Minister is a Remainer and never really wanted to Leave".

Sir John Major has called for Article 50 to be revoked immediately for "serious and profound reflection" by parliament and the people.

"That might include an addendum to the Withdrawal Agreement that sets out that Parliament will vote prior to going into a backstop, should that prove necessary, and potentially that the EU Parliament and UK Parliament must vote every year thereafter to provide that legitimacy for the UK to stay in the backstop, should that prove necessary", she told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. He said she still had the necessary authority to re-negotiate the deal.

The decision by the court leaves the door open to a possible second referendum on Brexit down the line.

He said May can "absolutely" win the vote, and that even if she loses, she's best-placed to improve on her Brexit deal.

And instead of asking MPs to cast their vote on the Brexit offer inclusive of the backstop - which there are fears could leave both Irish nations in different customs regimes - Mrs May vowed to seek "assurances" from "counterparts in [EU] member states" today.

As anger at Westminster continued to fester over the PM's move to cancel the Brexit vote, MPs were poised for an emergency debate on the situation called by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on the day the "meaningful vote" was initially scheduled to take place.

THERESA MAY warned MPs they risked sending Britain crashing to a no-deal Brexit as she cancelled a crunch vote in the face of certain defeat yesterday.

The embattled Prime Minister is meeting the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Hague before talks with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

Mr Rees-Mogg then hit out at Mrs May.

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She will arrive in Brussels this afternoon for meetings with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

Appearing at the press conference in Westminster this morning, Labour MP Margaret Beckett suggested Britain should stop Brexit.

"Maybe its time for some sort of government of national unity", she said.

But he added: "Maybe there is a chance to renegotiate and I hope she will".

SNP leader Ian Blackford said Labour has until the end of the day to table the motion or he will.

"We will not renegotiate - our position has therefore not changed and as far as we are concerned the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union on 29 March, 2019".

Tory MP Anna Soubry branded the Brexit chaos an "unholy mess" and repeated her demand for another referendum.

"That's the right thing to do and she has my support".

European parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt also told May: "If she is looking for a closer relationship with the EU to avoid the use of this backstop, there will be no obstacle, no problem".

And in a further blow to Mrs May, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar ruled out reopening talks around the backstop, saying it was not possible to reopen any aspect of the Withdrawal Agreement without reopening all of it.

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