Brexit : Theresa May under pressure from eurosceptics

Lester Mason
November 19, 2018

She told Sky's Ridge On Sunday she had not considered quitting, adding: "A change of leadership at this point isn't going to make the negotiations any easier and it isn't going to change the parliamentary arithmetic".

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on May to withdraw her "half-baked Brexit deal", saying the proposal did not meet his party's six tests and was not "in the interests of the whole country". "Politics is a tough business and I've been in it for a long time". Brady told BBC Radio on Sunday the 48 threshold had not yet been reached.

Corbyn has previously said that his party will not support May's deal when parliament is asked to vote on it.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting back against critics of her Brexit deal, telling her Conservative opponents that their alternative plans for Britain's departure from the European Union wouldn't work.

But the main focus of the EU27 will be working on the political declaration setting out their future relationship with the UK. Forty-eight such letters - or 15 percent of Conservative lawmakers - are needed for a leadership challenge vote.

Mrs May reiterated that the much-discussed backstop plan contained within the deal did not mean the United Kingdom could be locked into an arrangement that was not in Britain's interest.

Former Brexit minister Dominic Raab, who resigned on Thursday, said on Sunday Mrs May had been "bullied" by Brussels into signing up to the measure. "The important thing is that we're here for our constituents and as prime minister I'm here for the people of this country".

"I have to find a way through, what best suits everybody's needs", May said, noting that she admits that her Brexit plan is "not everybody's ideal deal".

Writing in his column for the paper, he said: 'If there is a Conservative Party leadership election, no doubt many able MPs will throw their hat in the ring.

After talking about the domesticity of home and family life, May, said the Mail, went onto the defensive when the topic turned to Brexit.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage says that although she hasn't seen the full deal yet, she will also be backing Theresa May in the coming months.

If an agreed deal on leaving between the Govt and the European Union is voted down by purist Brexiteers, do not be surprised if consensus on accepting the result of the Referendum by Remain voting MPs breaks down.

She told the newspaper: "People say "if you could only just do something slightly different, have a Norway model or a Canada model, this backstop issue would go away".

After a tumultuous week in which the draft divorce deal agreed between London and the European Union was slammed in Parliament, May said the proposed withdrawal accord will only be signed off if the future relationship deal is satisfactory.

At the centre of concerns over the deal is the Northern Irish backstop, an insurance policy to avoid a return to border checks between the British province and EU-member Ireland.

She said: 'I have always had realistic expectations of what the deal would look like because it was an incredibly hard thing to negotiate.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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