Friday, 14 December, 2018

UK's Brexit vote to go ahead on schedule

Bulgaria Theresa May's Historic Humiliation British PM Loses Three Brexit Votes in One Hour Tweet Share Send to Kindle twitter Theresa May
Kenny Thornton | 07 December, 2018, 10:40

"I am amazed the Prime Minister would put the people of this country in that position, to tell us she's honouring the results of the referendum".

Brexit supporters and May's nominal allies in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party say it could leave Britain forced to accept European Union regulations indefinitely, or Northern Ireland treated differently from the rest of the United Kingdom.

May received some much-needed vocal backing from one of her Cabinet ministers, Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who opened the debate in the Commons on Wednesday.

May repeatedly sidestepped questions on whether she would delay the December 11 vote but did hint at possible concessions on the Northern Irish backstop.

Dr Fox replied: "The Government will continue to make the case for what it believes is a balanced and reasonable agreement, but of course the Government will want to talk to members, it will want to look to ways to give a reassurance to the House wherever we're able to do that".

This soft Brexit compromise has been championed by the former Conservative minister Nick Boles as a plan B for leaving the European Union if Theresa May's withdrawal agreement is defeated in the Commons.

His full advice has been published after the government was found in contempt of Parliament for not releasing it last month.

The prime minister's DUP allies - along with Tory MPs Philip Hollobone and Peter Bone - joined opposition parties in the unprecedented move.

Downing Street has published the legal advice it was given on Theresa May's Brexit deal by the government's top law officer, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox.

"It is unfortunate for Government to be in contempt of Parliament, would she agree that it is worse for Parliament to be in contempt of the British people, which is what will happen if we do not deliver on Brexit".

Trudeau says government had no involvement in arrest of top Huawei executive
David Mulroney, a former Canadian ambassador to China, said US and Canadian business executives could face reprisals in China. China urged Canada and the United States to "clarify" the reason for Meng's arrest and demanded her release.

Before the prime minister appeared at the despatch box, her government had gone down to defeat for the third time in an hour.

She also ruled out a second referendum, arguing that those who were calling for one were doing so in the hopes that Brexit could be stopped.

However after seeing the document, Labour shadow attorney-general Sir Keir Starmer said "all this advice reveals is the central weaknesses in the government's deal".

"The prime minister can't keep pushing Parliament away or avoiding responsible scrutiny".

May used an interview on BBC radio to press on with her bid to persuade lawmakers to back her deal.

He said he had already been given authority by his local party's executive to submit a letter to Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the party's backbench 1922 Committee, seeking a vote of no confidence in Mrs May.

And he said that - despite assurances from both London and Brussels that it is meant to be temporary - the protocol would "endure indefinitely" under worldwide law until another agreement takes its place.

Mr Paisley, speaking during the Brexit debate in the House of Commons on Thursday, warned International Trade Secretary Liam Fox that the "gallows are being built" for the Brexit deal.

She said it would not be in the "national interest" to block the Withdrawal Agreement, adding: "The only certainty would be uncertainty".

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