Theresa May loses her first Brexit vote of 2019

Theresa May loses her first Brexit vote of 2019

Theresa May loses her first Brexit vote of 2019

He tweeted: "It shows that there is no majority in Parliament, the Cabinet or the country for crashing out of the European Union without an agreement".

The Commons amendment, tabled by Labour's Yvette Cooper, is created to limit the Treasury's ability to spend money on no-deal preparations, without the explicit consent of Parliament.

The move by Corbyn - himself criticised for his failure to push for a second referendum - came after the First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon said that she would announce her preferred timetable for a second referendum on Scottish independence "when we get to the end of this phase of the Brexit process". "It is time for members on all sides to make it clear to the government that a no-deal outcome for Brexit is absolutely unacceptable".

Among the reassurances EU officials were considering was a request they said May put to fellow EU leaders at a summit before the Christmas break, on 14 December, to commit to having a new UK-EU free trade treaty in place by the end of 2021.

A no-deal Brexit could happen if ministers vote down May's deal on 15 January.

At a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Environment Secretary Michael Gove was understood to have told fellow ministers that MPs refusing to back the Brexit deal were like "mid-50s swingers waiting for Scarlett Johansson to turn up".

Asked if he was prepared to resign to stop a no-deal Brexit, Mr Harrington said: "Definitely, I would".

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull, reporting from the capital, London, said Tuesday's defeat could mark the "beginning of constitutional warfare in parliament" ahead of next week's vote.

If she fails to secure the support of the House of Commons in the vote this month, May suggested Brexit without a deal would be in the cards - something analysis by the Treasury and the Bank of England suggests could be economically devastating.

Even the elected Parliamentary representatives are having a hard time making up their mind on whether to support the beleaguered British Prime Minister May in her latest battle with bureaucrats' in Brussels.

Duff added, "In her dogged pursuit of her deal, Theresa May continues to try to win over some Brexiteer MPs to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement".

The letter was organised by two West Midlands MPs, the Tory Dame Caroline Spelman and Labour's Jack Dromey.

Richard Burnett, chief executive of Britain's Road Haulage Association, a trade body, said the "limited scope trial" was useful in showing some transport firms what to do if long tailbacks develop after Brexit.

With a sudden stop to the UK's European Union payments, spending commitments "would no longer be guaranteed, giving us less available amounts for the coming years", Oettinger said.

Parliament is due to vote on the divorce deal next week.

Irish PM Leo Varadkar attempted to offer May an olive branch yesterday, saying: "We don't want to trap the United Kingdom into anything - we want to get on to the talks about the future relationship right away".

A cross-party group of rank-and-file Conservative and Labour members said on Sunday that they're seeking to amend the government's Finance Bill to ensure the "no deal" provisions in it can only be implemented if Parliament votes to allow it.

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