Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Government makes last-ditch appeal for Brexit vote backing

Government makes last-ditch appeal for Brexit vote backing

In a rallying cry ahead of a critical Commons vote on her deal, the Prime Minister will use a speech in Stoke-on-Trent on Monday to urge MPs to consider the "consequences" of their actions on the faith of British people in democracy. No deal for me is simply not plausible'.

Her deal faces nearly certain defeat in the House of Commons where as many as 200 MPs from across the political spectrum, including her own party, are expected to vote against it.

During an interview with BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Ms Rudd three times declined to say whether she would remain a member of the government if it opted for a no-deal Brexit.

The newspaper quoted Commons sources as claiming the Speaker John Bercow, who came under fire from Conservative MPs last week for allowing MPs to vote on a Brexit amendment by the backbencher Remainer and former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, is likely to allow the gambit to succeed.

"My own view is that I would rather get a negotiated deal now, if we can, to stop the danger of a no-deal exit from the European Union on the 29th of March which would be catastrophic for industry, catastrophic for trade". And Brexit paralysis ultimately could lead to no Brexit.

Mrs May's minority government, which is propped up by a small Northern Irish party, was last week defeated twice in Parliament on Brexit, with lawmakers creating a new obstacle to a no deal Brexit and forcing Mrs May to promise she would come up with a "plan B" within days if her deal is rejected.

'It would be an irresponsible act of self-harm and from security reasons alone it would be damaging our global reputation as well. "We ignore that and the will of the people at our peril".

'Imagine if an anti-devolution House of Commons had said to the people of Scotland or Wales that despite voting in favour of a devolved legislature, Parliament knew better and would overrule them.

"This is something I don't think has really been focused on", the Leave Means Leave co-chairman said on his Sunday LBC Radio show. "We have seen from this week that parliament has the ability to assert itself and to shape outcomes".

A no-deal Brexit would be "catastrophic" for industry and trade, Corbyn told the BBC.

Chris Grayling said putting a stop to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union may end centuries of "moderate" politics the United Kingdom has enjoyed since the English Civil War as he urged his Conservative colleagues to back Theresa May's Brexit deal.

Although the British Prime Minister had postponed the vote which had originally been set for December in order to get enough lawmakers from her own party or others to back the deal she has made with Brussels, she is still reportedly expected to lose the vote.

"I think parliament will take control of this process, will insist that we pursue the option of no Brexit", he added.

Ms Rudd said it was "right" for the government to make preparations for a no-deal Brexit, comparing it to wearing a seatbelt when driving a fast vehicle.

He was initially an outspoken critic of Mrs May's deal.

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