No Brexit now more likely than a no-deal departure - May

Leroy Wright
January 14, 2019

United Kingdom data disappointed, indicating shrinking business activity amid Brexit uncertainty.

The Brexiteer said the millions who voted for Brexit would feel "cheated" if the United Kingdom did not exit the EU.

However, when the BBC asked what happens if the deal is defeated, Barclay said he suspected the Commons would support something "along the lines of this deal" but did not speculate on whether the government had a Brexit "plan B" lined up. The monthly GDP was of 0.2%, better than the previous 0.1%.

"Doing so would be a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy", May said. If the pair loses the 1.2800 level, however, the risk will turn to the downside, at least short-term.

The EU is waiting to see the outcome of Tuesday's vote - and the margin of the expected defeat - before considering its response, officials said, with some predicting that May will have to delay Brexit.

Danielle Haralambous, a United Kingdom analyst at the EIU, said: "Time is simply running out, and we're at a stage where Brexit can probably only happen in late March now in the unlikely event that parliament approves Mrs May's deal on 15 January, or if parliament supports leaving without a deal".

The Sunday Times reported that senior MPs intend to try to change the rules of the House of Commons so they can wrest control of the legislative agenda from the Government.

MPs on all sides of the Brexit debate fear the so-called Northern Ireland backstop could leave Britain tied to the European Union indefinitely.

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"We will table a motion of no confidence in the government at a time of our choosing, but it's going to be soon, don't worry about it", Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told the BBC on Sunday.

Insisting that he had not given up hope of victory in next week's vote, he said: "What is important is for MPs on all sides, Brexiters and Remainers, whatever our disagreements, to say "We are democrats and the most important thing now is to make sure that we really do deliver Brexit".

Theresa May's Brexit plans are due to be put to the Commons next week following a five-day debate in Westminster.

Former Conservative prime minister John Major wrote in the Sunday Times that the government itself should revoke Article 50 and ask parliament to consult on the options before calling another referendum.

Corbyn confirmed that he would not consider supporting the government in the meaningful vote on Tuesday, despite Theresa May's last-ditch attempts to garner support for her deal from members on the opposition benches.

He said: "We can clearly state to our European friends that we will let them sell German cars, Irish beef and French wine at no tariff but it has to work both ways".

This will be a crucial week for the future of Scotland, but I urge MPs not to think just of the days to come but of the generations to come.

Mr Davis quit as Brexit Secretary in July over Mrs May's plan for the split.

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