Brexit: Deal or No Deal? | Bigger Than Five

Lloyd Doyle
June 14, 2019

MP's have rejected a cross-party motion to stop any future Prime Minister pushing through a no-deal Brexit.

In an attempt to unite remain and soft-Brexit MPs, the Labour Party proposed a motion which would set the stage for parliament to prevent a clean break Brexit by taking over the Commons timetable on the 25th of June and give MPs parliamentary time to construct legislation restricting the future government. Raab even suggested that he would suspend parliament to block MPs from thwarting a no-deal exit. He says in a speech to be...

Ten Tories, including Ken Clarke, Sir Oliver Letwin, Justine Greening and Dominic Grieve, supported the motion but eight Labour MPs voted against.

"It has to be respected by whoever is the next British prime minister", he continued.

Keir Starmer, Labour's Shadow Brexit Secretary, said: "This is a disappointing, narrow defeat".

Westminster was largely taken by surprise when the Commons defeated Labour's latest move to block no deal yesterday - particularly with a difference of 11 votes, a smaller margin than the Cooper amendment loss but still significant in these knife-edge Brexit votes.

"It is only if we have the guts and the courage to get ready for it (no-deal) that we will carry any conviction in Brussels to get the deal that we need", he said.

Some of the 10 contenders, including front-runner Boris Johnson, say if they become prime minister, they would take Britain out of the European Union on the twice-extended withdrawal date, now set for October 31, with or without an agreement.

Morgan said that getting a deal would be "by some distance" the better outcome, adding that it would prolong the uncertainty if Britain had to trade with the European Union on the same World Trade Organization terms as countries such as China and the US.

"I don't think it's sensible for candidates to box themselves into a corner on this", he said.

After Michael Gove's admission that he had taken cocaine in the past, Mr Johnson sidestepped a question as to whether he had also used the drug.

"With every week and month that goes by in which we fail to deliver on our promise", he continued, "I am afraid we will further alienate not just our natural supporters but anyone who believes that politicians should deliver on their promises".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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