Labour's Corbyn to Challenge May on 'Botched' Brexit Deal in Parliament

Sergio Cunningham
November 29, 2018

"I am going to be explaining why I think this deal is the right deal for the United Kingdom - and yes, I am ready to debate it with Jeremy Corbyn", May told the Sun newspaper.

Mrs May said there was a timetable for payments: "As he is aware from earlier negotiations we had on this particular issue the £39 billion has been determined in relation to our legal obligations and I think it's important that as a country we stand up to our legal obligations".

"I believe we have a good deal for the United Kingdom, it delivers on the Brexit vote, it protects people's jobs".

Boris said today: "There is no point having a debate with two people who voted Remain & deals that don't take back control".

In a separate interview with the BBC, Lidington, the cabinet office minister, said it was "wishful thinking" on the part of some MPs that the European Union would offer an alternative plan.

She added: "Exactly how it might be done, if he takes it up, would be a matter for the broadcasters to determine".

The US president told reporters: "Sounds like a great deal for the EU".

"As he will also know there's a timetable for these payments and of course a key element of this is ensuring we're able to have an implementation period which of course is so important for our businesses to ensure they only have to make one set of changes and there is a smooth and orderly transition".

"It's about people's jobs and about their livelihoods and I think they would expect us to do this seriously". And that wouldn't be a good thing.

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So, some kind of response to that certainly would be in order, and we are discussing what the appropriate response should be. I understand the strategic relationship between us and Saudi Arabia, but I'm not going to blow past this", Graham continued.

Challenged on BBC's Andrew Marr Show about the prospect of an election being unlikely, Mr Burgon said: "I think the age of the experts is over".

It comes as she travels the United Kingdom on a two-week campaign to sell her Brexit deal to the public and MPs, before the latter vote on it on 11 December. I think all voices and all options should be heard.

"That would be a very big negative for the deal".

A spokesperson for the Labour leader already confirmed Corbyn's intention to take on the PM after her plans leaked on Sunday night, saying: "Jeremy would relish a head-to-head debate with Theresa May about her botched Brexit deal and the future of the country".

"We have already been laying the groundwork for an ambitious agreement with the United States through our joint working groups, which have met five times so far".

The Prime Minister confirmed that MPs will vote on 11 December to approve the Brexit terms signed off by European Union leaders at the weekend.

The timing gives Mrs May a fortnight to avert what threatens to be a humiliating defeat at the hands of scores of Conservative rebels.

The debate, if both sides can agree on the format, is expected to take place on December 9, two days before lawmakers vote on whether to support her deal, in one of parliament's most important moments in decades.

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