May’s Brexit deal could cost United Kingdom economy £100bn by 2030

Muriel Colon
November 28, 2018

The former foreign secretary turned vocal backbench Tory critic of the Prime Minister stopped short of putting himself forward to challenge her in a live broadcast.

"The Scottish Government must stop playing constitutional politics with Brexit, they must drop their support for no deal and they must get behind the Prime Minister's deal".

Asked whether there should be figures with other points of view on Brexit included in any leaders' debate on Brexit, views are mixed.

The biggest question now facing the European Union is whether May's divided minority government can steer the deal, which foresees London following many European Union rules to keep easy trade access, through fierce resistance in parliament in the coming weeks from both supporters and opponents of Brexit.

The numbers in Commons show that May has a Herculean task to convince at least 320 MPs to vote for her deal.

"Any debate must involve someone who believes in Brexit & the British people being fully in control of their laws, rather than giving back control to the European Union like the PM's deal".

A member of the Labour Party, Jon Trickett, said "Theresa May has no authority left and is clearly incapable of delivering a Brexit deal that commands even the support of her Cabinet".

Her comments to reporters during a visit to Wales followed demands by the SNP, the Liberal Democrats, The Green Party, Plaid Cymru and campaigners for a second Brexit referendum to join them.

"I am willing to stand up and explain why I think it is the best possible deal available for the United Kingdom".

"There is a choice which this House will have to make", May told the assembled lawmakers.

"This is a really important moment for our country".

"But right now, as the deal stands, they may not be able to trade with the US, and I don't think they want that at all".


MPs are due to vote on Mrs May's Brexit deal, which she insists is the only option, on 11 December.

But Brexiteers have attacked the debate as it will include two Remainers - and no one who campaigned to quit the bloc.

Brexiteers claimed Mr May was refusing to reveal the advice because it will show that the Cabinet was warned that Mrs May's deal could leave the United Kingdom stuck in a customs union. "This deal delivers on both of those".

It was a day many doubted would ever come, but May was anything but triumphant as she reported back to Parliament, which now controls the fate of the deal.

It has been reported a debate could clash with the finale of the jungle-based reality television programme, now starring Noel Edmonds and Harry Redknapp.

"Because right now if you look at the deal, they may not be able to trade with us", he said. It is a big decision MPs will be taking. "I believe this is in the national interest".

Many voters ignored government warnings of a dire outcome for the economy when they chose to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum and it is not clear that lawmakers will be swayed by forecasts about the effects of a no-deal Brexit.

"I don't think they meant that".

Mrs May has clashed with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon ahead of the visit.

Mrs May is facing calls today to reveal the date she will quit as PM as part of plans to try and force her agreement through Parliament.

"I don't think that would do justice to the seriousness of the argument and do justice to what the public would expect from a debate".

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