Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

A No-Deal Brexit Would Be "Unlawful", Dominic Grieve Says

A No-Deal Brexit Would Be

Charles Walker, vice chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs, said defeat in Tuesday evening's meaningful vote would lead to a general election.

Those Tory Brexiter MPs who WANT to believe the EU has no desire to trap the United Kingdom in the customs union via the Northern Ireland backstop will be reassured by the agreement between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker on a new legal instrument saying the EU must negotiate in good faith to avoid the backstop coming into force at all or for long. Given the size of the prime minister's defeat yesterday, as well the EU's opposition to rolling calls for delay from the United Kingdom, some may believe a longer delay is necessary to give the United Kingdom enough space to agree its next steps. I expect she will lose tonight, and if she does I will be calling on her to back Labour's proposal, get a cross party consensus and give our businesses and our communities the certainty they need.

It's after Theresa May suffered another heavy defeat to her Brexit deal.

The Prime Minister is now briefing MPs in the House of Commons on her new deal which she has said is "improved".

Labour is set to help block a no deal Brexit tonight in another crunch vote in the House of Commons.

Prime Minister Theresa May has given up any pretence of leading Britain by allowing her lawmakers to vote according to their own beliefs rather than along party lines on Wednesday, the opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday.

After the defeat, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn demanded that May call a general election to resolve the impasse: "The government has been defeated again by an enormous majority and it must accept its deal is clearly dead and does not have the support of this House". "We are not going to have a new leader", he said.

Under the no deal plan revealed this morning, 87 per cent of products would be subject to zero tariffs in an effort to stop price spikes and kick-start trade with Britain from across the world.

There were 75 Tory rebels - down from 118 last time - as well as all 10 DUP MPs.

"We regret the outcome of tonight's vote", the spokesman said. They will see their jobs put at risk.

About the only decent bet would now be on a default no-deal Brexit, one in which Parliament either doesn't get the European Union to sign off on an extension or fails to vote to authorize one at the end of the week.

She added: "I don't believe there is a deal out there that is better than we have now".

"It is completely irresponsible for the Conservatives to continue to put their party ahead of the national interest".

Two of Wales' eight Tory MPs voted against the deal - Guto Bebb and David Jones - while the rest backed it.

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