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Cabinet revolt over no-deal Brexit vote

Pro-Brexit protesters hold up signs in London Pro-Brexit protesters hold up signs in London Britain
Kenny Thornton | 16 March, 2019, 13:00

But although she managed to convince about 40 Tory MPs to change their mind, it was not almost enough to overturn the historic 230 vote defeat she suffered on the same deal in January.

A amendment calling specifically for the extension of Article 50 in preparation for a second referendum was heavily defeated, gaining only 85 votes.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that Eurosceptic MPs had to "start with realities" that less than a quarter of MPs would accept a "No Deal" Brexit and said he expected a move to reject "No Deal" would pass handsomely. It mandates a short "technical" extension until June 30th IF her Withdrawal Agreement passes.

"It's time that we have a general election and the people can choose who their government should be", Corbyn said on Tuesday after May suffered a humiliating 391 to 242 defeat when her Brexit deal was rejected by Parliament for a second time.

Although the PM managed to convince about 40 Tory MPs to change their mind, it was not almost enough to overturn the historic 230 vote defeat she suffered on the same deal in January.

She said the Government will continue to work to leave the European Union with a "good deal", adding on Mr Corbyn: "He doesn't agree with Government policy, he doesn't even agree with Labour Party policy".

"Obviously, what needs to happen next is to rule out no-deal that would be a disaster for our country - and to seek an extension, and I'm sure that is what is going to happen next".

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"The prime minister doesn't seem to understand - her deal has been flatly rejected twice by this house by unprecedented majorities", Corbyn said, saying May had "refused to listen" to business groups and others throughout the process.

Under a temporary scheme 87% of imports by value would be eligible for zero-tariff access - up from 80% at present.

"The prime minister's deal has failed, she no longer has the ability to lead", he said. To take no deal off the table, it is not enough to vote against no deal - you have to agree to a deal.

On Wednesday morning the government announced that most imports into the United Kingdom would not attract a tariff in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Other ministers believe genuinely, still with around two weeks to go, and an European Union summit next week, there is still time to try to manoeuvre her deal through - somehow.

The decision to drop all checks to avoid friction at the UK's land border with the European Union will be temporary while longer term solutions are negotiated.

He referenced the official People's Vote campaign, who have said they do not back the proposal tabled by Independent MP Sarah Wollaston.

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