Britain Is Ready to Leave EU Next Month Without a Deal: Leadsom
Feb 18 2019
The EU and the United Kingdom agreed last week to continue talks after MPs voted for May to go back to Brussels and renegotiate the backstop, the backup mechanism to avoid a hard border in the island of Ireland.
In fact, the Commons, in its collective.
Legislation passed a year ago meaning Britain will leave the European Union on March 29 at 2300 GMT with or without a deal takes precedence over a motion passed by parliament last month ruling out a no-deal Brexit, according to Barclay.
"What the vote was quite clearly about was the Labour party playing politics because they made a decision to vote against what was a very unharmful motion, merely setting out that the prime minister needs more time to deal with the issues that the house raised two weeks ago".
MPs will vote Thursday evening on a motion, tabled by the Government, which says parliament "reiterates its support for the approach to leaving the European Union expressed by this House on 29 January". The hard-Brexit wing of the Tories object to re-iterating support for ruling out no deal and so may vote against the government.
He told The House magazine: "I read that [former UKIP leader] Nigel Farage is setting up a new party called "Brexit" and, if I were them, I'd be looking at that - that seems to reflect their views more than the Conservative Party does".
The ERG looks likely to vote against May's Brexit motion on Thursday, because "it rules out no deal and removes our negotiating leverage in Brussels", according to the group's vice chair Mark Francois. Labour's demand the government call a vote on its withdrawal plan by February 27, or hand control to Parliament, was defeated by 16.
British Prime Minister Theresa May was dealt another humiliating defeat Thursday as lawmakers voted against the latest incarnation of her Brexit plan.
Hardline Brexit supporters in May's Conservative party believe this "no deal" scenario should remain an option, and so they abstained on Thursday evening.
But many in her grassroots would have pointed out a broken manifesto promise, and even re-badging it as a "common customs territory" might have caused a split.
Mr Baker, the ERG's deputy chairman, told Today he was "standing up for what the majority of the people voted for", while still "making enormous compromises". Forty-one Labour MPs rebelled by backing the SNP instead of abstaining. Airing the concerns of dominant sections of big business and manufacturing, he added, "We will make sure business is not further devastated".
However, some British Conservative MPs say a "no-deal" would be a better outcome than any form of a fragile agreement with the EU.