MSPs vote to reject Brexit withdrawal plans and no-deal scenario

MSPs vote to reject Brexit withdrawal plans and no-deal scenario

MSPs vote to reject Brexit withdrawal plans and no-deal scenario

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, who chairs the ERG, told the group that the DUP had told him they would withdraw their support from May's government if the deal went through, but would retain it if it is defeated.

So the current analysis assumes most Labour MPs would vote against the deal, and some Tory MPs have already signalled they won't back it.

The Prime Minister has the backing of the majority of the Conservative Party, some independents and one Lib Dem.

It must be ratified by the members before it can proceed to a European Parliament vote before receiving EU Council approval.

MPs backed the amendment - put forward by Dominic Grieve - by 321 votes to 299 as they headed into five days of debates on the Brexit withdrawal agreement ahead of the crucial vote on Tuesday next week.

"In the event that Parliament votes down a deal, or there is simply no deal being proposed, my preference would be for an immediate General Election".

"I am truly sad beyond words that our wonderful country has reached this pass", he said.

The legal advice, prepared by Geoffrey Cox QC, the attorney general, also makes it clear Northern Ireland and mainland Britain would be subject to different customs regimes under the backstop, creating a regulatory border in the Irish Sea.

"This was not about doing deals, it was about listening", said one leading pro-Brexit lawmaker.

"Overwhelmingly, the message I've heard is that people want us to get on with it".

Leadsom warned that in the future: "Law officers advising Cabinet will be very reluctant to give any advice to government that they might then see published on the front pages of newspapers".

In a speech in Brussels on Thursday, Barnier described the deal on the table as the "only and best possible" agreement in a bid to deter its detractors on both sides of the Commons.

"Scotland needs and deserves better than the prime minister's blindfold Brexit", Michael Russell, Scotland's constitutional relations minister, told the chamber.

Mr Davies (Shipley) was equally scathing: "The deal doesn't even come close to respecting the result of the referendum, even by the criteria set out by the PM herself".

He placed a 10 percent probability on a no-deal Brexit, down from 20 percent, and a 50 percent probability on an orderly Brexit, down from 60 percent.

"I will certainly not be voting to hand over £39bn to the European Union with nothing in return in a deal which keeps us shackled to the European Union in perpetuity". "Either will leave us a fractured society and a divided nation".

May's effort to win support for her Brexit agreement comes amid reports in British newspapers that Parliament could reject the deal by more than 100 votes. It buys a few months of stability but effectively kicks all the hard decisions about our relationship with Europe down the road. "There are years of discussion and debate ahead".

"The Government has also agreed that medicines and medical products will be prioritised on these alternative routes to ensure that the flow of all these products will continue unimpeded after 29 March 2019".

Essentially, the Norway-plus system would require the United Kingdom to seek to apply to join the European Free Trade Area grouping, consisting of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

On Tuesday, British lawmakers voted, for the first time in history, to hold the government in contempt of Parliament.

Sir Chris, a staunch Brexiteer, is opposed to the Prime Minister's deal. "But having an idea to change this deal after two years of negotiation is kind of odd to me".

"It is for these reasons that I will be voting to back the deal and will back the Prime Minister".

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