British Prime Minister to rule out no-deal Brexit - media reports
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 27, 2019,
Feb 27, 2019, 13:29
He will first seek to enshrine the Labour party's five Brexit demands in law by proposing an amendment to the government's motion this week. The road is over and the consequences of the time passing are obvious', warned Corbyn, whose group confirmed Tuesday that it will support the holding of a second referendum on Brexit, if the options are depleted.
"I believe that if we have to, we will ultimately make a success of no-deal", May said, touching off a roar of protests from her critics in the chamber.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned her against "sleepwalking" into a chaotic Brexit next month and that it was time for Britain to step up and clinch a deal.
But one of the reasons cited by the Labour rebels who quit last week to join an independent grouping was Corbyn's failure to oppose Brexit strongly enough.
"Even if MPs can agree some sort of deal, it would be wrong to force it on the British people when we now know so numerous promises made in 2016 have been broken and any deal will be worse than the one we've already got inside the EU".
With barely a month remaining before Britain's planned European Union exit, it is still hard to predict the most likely Brexit outcome with scenarios ranging from having a ratified deal, an agreement to extend negotiations or even scupper Brexit. And we will be calling for legislation to underpin this mandate. But she was clear that the best way forward was to approve her still-to-be-amended deal.
British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected May's deal in January, which was agreed upon by the British government and the EU.
Today, May bowed to pressure from a trio of Cabinet ministers who reportedly threatened to resign if she did not give Parliament the chance to delay Brexit if her deal failed to win approval again.
"After meetings in Brussels and Madrid, it's clear that Labour's alternative plan for Brexit is credible and could be negotiated with the EU".
However, the party's latest position on the question has the potential to alter the course of Brexit a little more than a month before the scheduled withdrawal day.
Some sceptics questioned whether it would include the option of staying in the European Union or whether it would be between Conservative and Labour proposals for leaving the EU.
In response to May's remarks, UK Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called May's approach "grotesquely reckless". "We should make sure it now goes back to the people in order to break this impasse". While Hammond did not sign up to the public statements from his ministerial colleagues threatening to defy Tory whips and back the Cooper-Letwin amendment, allies insisted the chancellor "does his lobbying inside the tent".
Corbyn, a lifelong eurosceptic who supports Brexit, has been highly ambiguous throughout the negotiations even though many of his MPs support a second referendum. "I think it's going to be deeply divisive", lawmaker Stephen Kinnock said.
The cross-party coalition led by Cooper still tabled three amendments to the government's motion, but was likely to push only one of them to a vote.
A Labour Party press officer told CNN that there are still no details of what form the public vote would take or when it might take place. The Labour spokesman said the wording and timing of the amendment was still to be decided.
I don't know why so many Brexiters are losing their shit right now over the prospect of a #secondreferendum.