Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

UK Brexit minister says parliament vote can not reverse Brexit

UK Brexit minister says parliament vote can not reverse Brexit

The prime minister is facing two days of crunch votes as parliamentarians in the Commons, are being asked to reject or approve a series of amendments made to the European Union withdrawal bill by the upper chamber, the Lords.

The European Union Withdrawal Bill, a complex piece of legislation meant to disentangle Britain from four decades of EU rules and regulations, has had a rocky ride through Parliament. May's Cabinet is divided between ministers including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who support a clean break with the European Union, and those such as Treasury chief Philip Hammond who want to keep closely aligned to the bloc, Britain's biggest trading partner. He said he would vote against the prime minister.

It's an amendment that calls for the government to "take all necessary steps to implement an worldwide trade agreement which enables the U.K.to participate after exit day in a customs union with the EU in the same terms as existed before exit day". "The government can not demonstrate the flexibility necessary for a successful deal if its hands are tied midway through that process". Theresa May has said no British government would ever agree to a hard border there.

Heidi Allen was one of the 14 Tory rebels who struck a deal with the Prime Minister last night in order to back the EU Withdrawal Bill in parliament last night.

Ministers had mounted an unprecedented public negotiation with Tory rebels in the House of Commons a bid to avoid defeat over the terms of a vote by MPs on the final Brexit deal.

Earlier, Brexit minister David Davis told parliament a government defeat would undermine negotiations with Brussels and warned lawmakers the government would never allow them to "reverse Brexit".

So the rebels might sit tight until July, when they will have another opportunity to force May to change direction and keep closer ties to the bloc.

It was not as simple on Tuesday, when May was forced to defuse another rebellion in parliament by offering a compromise that could hand lawmakers more control over Brexit.

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However flabbily drafted the clause may be, defeat for the government would send a strong signal that Parliament doesn't back the negotiating goals May is pursuing.

The government has agreed to consider ways to implement the first two parts of pro-European lawmaker Dominic Grieve's plan.

In fact, her party is far from united.

Details of precisely what this will involve could emerge in the coming days when the EU Withdrawal bill is due to return to the House of Lords.

The Bracknell MP, who called for a second referendum on whatever deal Mrs May secures from the European Union, later told the Commons there was growing evidence that the Government's Brexit policy is "detrimental to the people we were elected to serve".

The results were a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative government, which is determined to take the country out of the European Union next year. She now relies on the support of a small Northern Irish party.

Former Labour Cabinet minister Hilary Benn, who voted for the EEA motion, said: "This is the moment when we have to tell each other the truth". "It would be a catastrophic blow". This article is strictly for informational purposes only. Kitco Metals Inc. and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.

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