Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Theresa May brings ailing Brexit deal back to Parliament

Theresa May brings ailing Brexit deal back to Parliament

"If the government can not pass its most important legislation then there must be a general election at the earliest opportunity", he told journalists and workers in the northern English city of Wakefield. This LBC listener was keen to know.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stated that the vote "shows that there is no majority in parliament, the cabinet or the country for crashing out of the European Union without an agreement".

A no-deal Brexit remains the default option if the Parliament doesn't back May's agreement on January 15, even though a majority of lawmakers supported a motion on Tuesday created to reduce the chances of Britain tumbling out of the bloc on 29 March.

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And Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told the Irish Times there were discussions on whether the European Union could offer "a further set of written guarantees, explanations and assurances". "I want to see this deal getting through parliament".

A previous amendment by Grieve, voted through by the Commons before Christmas, means any statement that follows a defeat is in itself amendable - thus allowing MPs to put forward their own alternatives for the future of the Brexit process.

The government needs 318 votes to get a deal through parliament as seven Sinn Fein lawmakers do not sit, four speakers and deputy speaker do not vote and the four tellers are not counted.

Mrs May has so far refused to retreat from her deal, which envisages close trading ties with the European Union, but without any say on policy as Britain has now, after leaving on March 29.

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But Bercow, who won equally noisy support from Labour MPs and some remain-minded Conservatives, insisted that he could make the decision and that he would side with the interests of parliament over the executive.

A cross-party group of MPs sought Tuesday to amend a finance law to limit the government's tax-raising powers in the event of "no deal", as a way of forcing it to stop such a scenario.

Labour took 49 per cent of the vote in Yorkshire and the Humber compared with the Conservatives' 41 per cent in last year's General Election, but an opinion poll of 2,000 people in the region conducted by YouGov for the People's Vote campaign says this has already fallen to 44 per cent. Brexit supporters are anxious that there is no mechanism for Britain to unilaterally withdraw, meaning it could end up indefinitely stuck in the union, hampering its ability to strike deals with the rest of the world.

"We need to act to avoid a no-deal because I don't think there is anything remotely like a majority in Parliament that will tolerate this", he told BBC radio on Thursday.

Keeping the United Kingdom closer to Europe after March 29 is Labour's policy and Sir Keir admitted interest in the proposal but indicated he backed a second referendum.

The government said it was an "inconvenience" but would not stop its preparations for leaving the EU.

"If the government can not pass its most important legislation, then there must be a general election at the earliest opportunity", he said. "That is why we are taking every opportunity possible in parliament to prevent no deal", Corbyn said, cited by the Guardian.

He also argued that Theresa May is struggling badly to get a deal agreed because "the Prime Minister and the government have pushed parliament away" to secure any form of consensus.

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