Published: Fri, November 23, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Damian Hinds: MPs don't need to 'love every line' of Brexit deal

Damian Hinds: MPs don't need to 'love every line' of Brexit deal

Despite the prime minister's repeated claims that opposing her withdrawal agreement would cause the United Kingdom to crash out of the European Union without any deal at all, the new work and pensions secretary suggested that it was more likely that there would be no Brexit at all.

And Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It is my view that the House of Commons will stop no-deal".

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson urged her to "junk" her backstop plan for keeping the Irish border open, which he said "makes a nonsense of Brexit".

"The prime minister will make an emergency statement to the Commons later today", the lower house said on Twitter. "There is not a majority in the House of Commons to allow that to take place".

Her comments will be seized upon by Europhile MPs as evidence...

Mrs May said she spoke to Mr Sanchez on Wednesday night and was "confident on Sunday that we'll be able to agree a deal that delivers for the whole United Kingdom family, including Gibraltar".

Since unveiling her draft agreement last week, the PM has repeatedly warned MPs that failure to approve it would risk a no-deal Brexit, or no Brexit at all. I think people will take a careful look over the abyss - MPs of all parties - and consider whether they think it is in the best interests of the whole country.

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"There would be a huge amount of pressure put on members of parliament and I think there is a reasonable chance she would get this through. if not at the first vote potentially in a second vote", he told a call held by fund manager Amundi.

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer indicated Labour would vote down Mrs May's deal but could back a compromise involving a permanent customs union - something she has rejected.

(PA Graphics) Mrs May came under pressure at Prime Minister's Questions from Conservative backbenchers who fear her draft agreement will leave the United Kingdom trapped in a customs union with no way of leaving without the EU's consent.

The government caved in to a series of opposition amendments to its Budget-enacting Finance Bill in the latest sign that the DUP's MPs would not support May's minority administration.

Sterling traded flat at $1.2784 but down 0.1 per cent against the euro to 89.19 pence after Prime Minister Theresa May added little to Brexit plans at a meeting with the head of the European Union's executive on Wednesday. "We want a deal that works for the whole United Kingdom family and that includes Gibraltar", May told Parliament.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reminded the United Kingdom again on Wednesday that the divorce deal can't be reopened. "I don't think as Parliament we could just stand back and watch the country fall off the edge of a cliff without asking the people whether that was the step they wanted to take", Collins told Today.

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