UK Politics Laura Kuenssberg Political editor @bbclaurak on Twitter 24 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47351650 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit There's now another date for your Brexit … [Read more...] about What does 12 March Brexit vote date tell us?
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0 Have your say Prime Minister Theresa May has said the crucial Commons vote on the Brexit deal will be held in the second week of January. Mrs May told the Commons on Monday afternoon: “It is now only just over 14 weeks until the UK leaves the EU and I know many members of this House are concerned that we need to take a decision soon. “My right honourable friend the Leader of the House will set out business on Thursday in the usual way, but I can confirm today that we intend to return to the meaningful vote debate in the week commencing January 7 and hold the vote the following week.”Brexit: Would an independent Scotland face a hard border with England?Jeremy Corbyn accused Theresa May of leading Britain into a “national crisis” over Brexit as he warned her deal has lost Cabinet support.Replying to a statement from the Prime Minister, the Labour leader said: “We face an unprecedented situation - the Prime Minister has led us … [Read more...] about Theresa May announces mid-January date for crucial Brexit vote
0 Have your say Labour will call for a vote of no confidence in the prime minister if Theresa May does not announce a date for a vote her Brexit deal today. Theresa May is to appear in front of MPs at 3.30pm this afternoon and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the motion will be tabled if the prime minister fails to set a date for vote on her Brexit deal.READ MORE: Theresa May: ‘Second vote would divide UK at a time we need to bring unity’A Labour source indicated the motion would be targeted at Mrs May personally, rather than the Government.The motion Mr Corbyn will table is as follows: “That this House has no confidence in the Prime Minister due to her failure to allow the House of Commons to have a meaningful vote straight away on the withdrawal agreement and framework for the future relationship between the UK and the EU.”More to follow... Brexit: Would an independent Scotland face a hard border with England? … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn to table no confidence motion in PM if Brexit vote date not set
Theresa May warned MPs "there is not a better deal available" as she confirmed a crunch vote on her Brexit agreement will be held on 11 December. Despite securing the backing of EU leaders for her divorce agreement, the prime minister now faces a battle to win parliamentary approval.With it estimated Mrs May could be more than 60 votes short of the majority she needs to get her Brexit deal through the Commons, she has little more than a fortnight to convince enough MPs to support her.The prime minister began that process on Monday, as she delivered a statement to parliament following Sunday's European Council summit. She told MPs she had secured "the right deal for Britain" and repeated the message of EU leaders that they will not return to the negotiating table if parliament rejects the agreement.Warning of the impact of the Commons voting down her deal, Mrs May said: "We can back this deal, deliver on the vote of the referendum and move on to building a brighter future of … [Read more...] about Theresa May confirms Brexit vote date as she endures hostility over deal
Theresa May faced an onslaught of criticism as she pitched her Brexit deal to hostile MPs in the Commons, but warned them that rejecting it would put the UK on the path to division and uncertainty. The date of the MPs’ vote on the agreement was revealed as 11 December, giving the prime minister a fortnight to avert what threatens to be a humiliating defeat at the hands of scores of Conservative rebels.. In a debate lasting nearly three hours, Ms May was forced time after time to defend her strategy as Tory grandees and opposition members alike lined up to attack aspects of the withdrawal agreement signed in Brussels at the weekend. She was loudly barracked by MPs as she insisted that no better deal was available than the agreement and political declaration on future relations endorsed by EU leaders. Former minister Mark Francois branded her deal a “surrender”, saying opposition from Eurosceptic Tories and the Democratic Unionist Party … [Read more...] about Brexit vote date on Theresa May’s deal confirmed as MPs from all sides condemn it