‘Brexit in peril’ as PM May faces heavy defeat

Roman Schwartz
March 10, 2019

If that happens, lawmakers will be able to vote on Wednesday and Thursday on whether they want to leave the bloc without a deal, or ask for a delay to Brexit beyond March 29 - all but wresting control of Brexit from the government. The newspaper also said cabinet ministers have spoken about whether to insist she goes as early as this week.

With no changes to offer Parliament, Mrs May looks set to lose her second attempt to get approval of her deal and smooth Britain's exit from the European Union, the country's biggest shift in trade and foreign policy in more than 40 years.

David Martin, who has served as one of Scotland's representatives in the European Union parliament since 1984, previously said the Brexit vote had forced him to reconsider his opposition to Scottish independence.

"If we don't do that on Tuesday then nobody quite knows where we will end up". She has said she is going to step down.

That requirement has been rejected previously by London and would be particularly unpalatable to Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which props up Mrs May's Government in Parliament and opposes any proposals for Northern Ireland to have different rules from the rest of the United Kingdom.

Barnier's most striking idea was to allow the backstop to apply just to Northern Ireland, rather than the whole of the U.K. But May has long said this would be unacceptable, and negotiators had already rejected it on Tuesday, according to another person familiar with the talks.

But his fellow Conservative MP Ms Morgan told BBC Radio 4's The World This Weekend: "Her position is going to be very hard if the agreement goes down on Tuesday".

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According to him, Great Britain would be free to leave the suggested single customs territory, aimed to avoid a physical border with Ireland.

Attorney general Geoffrey Cox has been trying to negotiate legal changes to the backstop with Brussels, including a time limit and unilateral exit mechanism that would allow the United Kingdom to leave without the approval of the EU.

Stephen Barclay, Britain's Brexit Minister, said it was "not the time to rerun old arguments".

Scottish National Party leader Ian Blackford said Sunday that his party will put forward an amendment giving it the authority to hold another independence referendum if Britain does leave the EU. "We now need to agree on a balanced solution that can work for both sides", he tweeted recently.

Nigel Dodds, the Westminster leader of the DUP which props up Theresa May's minority government, and Tory MP Steve Baker also warned that a delay to UK's departure from the European Union would do "incalculable" damage to public trust in politics.

"This is an attempt to get ahead of a possible blame game and appear positive when in reality it is going backwards to something rejected a year ago".

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