Labour leader Corbyn demands general election after Theresa May’s Brexit defeat

Labour leader Corbyn demands general election after Theresa May’s Brexit defeat

Labour leader Corbyn demands general election after Theresa May’s Brexit defeat

MPs voted by 391 to 242 against the deal, despite the Prime Minister's assurance that new agreements reached with Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg would ensure the United Kingdom can not be trapped in the controversial backstop arrangement indefinitely.

"Leaving in just 16 days time with no transition and little meaningful preparation from government would be catastrophic for jobs, living standards and would lead to a hard border in Northern Ireland". Tariffs would be maintained to protect some industries, including agriculture.

MPs will vote on Wednesday evening on whether to reject a no-deal Brexit.

Speaking after the defeat, she said MPs would have to decide whether they want to delay Brexit, hold another referendum, or whether they "want to leave with a deal but not this deal".

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield and Tim Loughton, East Worthing and Shoreham MP, both voted against the first deal in January, but backed Mrs May's revised withdrawal agreement last night (Tuesday March 12).

The MP voted with the Prime Minister but earlier in the day warned Brexiteer MPs, who favour a "no deal" Brexit. The discussion on Article 50 is done and dusted.

Mark Baulch, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce's Brexit spokesman and head of policy and representation, said: 'Our question as a business organisation is how long is the delay for and what is its goal?

And Mr Western, the Labour MP for Warwick and Leamington, has told his constituents he will be voting later today to take the option of a "no deal" Brexit off the table.

"I understand how incredibly unsettling this is, not just on an economic and security point of view, but also for the thousands of European Union citizens that we have living and working in South Cambridgeshire", she said.

'With less than three weeks left before March 29, an extension is now inevitable'.

But Speaker John Bercow told her it was not possible for her to withdraw the amendment, as one of its other signatories could move it to a vote.

"I think it is still alive, I do", Ms Truss told BBC Radio 4's PM.

Corbyn added: "She needs now to show leadership".

"I have said this would be necessary since November".

"Instead of making any genuine attempt to work constructively with others, the Prime Minister spent the last two and a half years pandering to the DUP and her own increasingly right-wing backbenchers, all while ignoring the concerns of the devolved governments". The lawmakers then supported the idea of replacing the backstop provision, which has caused the most controversy in parliament, with alternative arrangements.

Mr Boles added the PM must go as soon as a deal is agreed.

MPs are expected to vote on the law tomorrow - which is the UK's withdrawal bill from the European Union, triggered nearly two years ago - and could potentially delay Brexit past March 29.

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