May faces more Brexit woes after United Kingdom minister quits

Calvin Saunders
December 2, 2018

"That this deal sets a path for the United Kingdom to a brighter future has been affirmed by the discussions I've had on trade over the past two days with friends and partners making clear that they are keen to sign and implement ambitious free trade agreements as soon as possible".

She added however that if the deal is rejected, "some people would need to take some practical steps in relation to no deal".

The amendment says Parliament must be able to express its view on how the government should proceed if the prime minister's plan is defeated.

Only a small group of Brexiter cabinet ministers are left to circle the wagons ahead of the crunch Brexit vote in December.

Speaking to a parliamentary committee, May was asked several times whether she would personally allow a disorderly Brexit to happen if - as looks increasingly likely - MPs vote down the deal she has struck with the EU.

"It's not about me", said Mrs May. "What I hope to see and what I'm sure we will be seeing is opportunities for young people in the UK, opportunities for training and skilling young people in the UK", May told reporters at the G20 summit in Argentina.

May has acknowledged the Brexit deal is not flawless, but says it delivers on voters' decision to leave the European Union while retaining close ties with the bloc, a key trading partner and ally.

A joint motion by parties except the Conservatives in Edinburgh's devolved parliament aims to underline the ire felt in much of Scotland which voted to remain in the European Union at a 2016 referendum.

"I ask every member of Parliament to think about delivering on the Brexit vote and doing it in a way that is in the national interest and doing it in a way that is in the interests of their constituents because it protects jobs and livelihoods".

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The group of Scottish parties is to propose a single motion against the EU Withdrawal Agreement.

"Instead, what I see from Labour is an attempt to frustrate what the Government is doing to deliver Brexit for the British people".

Echoing talking points already repeated in near-identical language by leaders including Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker themselves to the effect that there could not be any deal to the United Kingdom except the one already agreed, Polish politician turned Eurocrat Donald Tusk said at the globalist summit the only other options meant no deal.

The deal has been criticised by both eurosceptics and europhiles among May's own Conservative Party.

"It is expressly referenced in the deal that we have negotiated with the EU".

May has faced questions as to why she is spending time selling her deal to the public rather than the lawmakers who will vote on it.

A spokeswoman for the BBC said: "We have received the letter, which we will answer in due course, but we have not set out any debate format at this stage".

The decision to back a People's Vote was taken at a meeting of council leaders in Edinburgh today.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg accused the Government of an effort to "frighten and to gull (people) into acquiescing to a non-Brexit Brexit".

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