Published: Tue, December 18, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Confidence vote 'utterly irrelevant' to lives of people across the country

Confidence vote 'utterly irrelevant' to lives of people across the country

The Prime Minister abruptly called off a vote on her Brexit plan last week after it became clear it would be defeated.

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Prime Minister Theresa May of having led the United Kingdom into a "national crisis" on Brexit.

May said earlier she meant to hold the vote in the week starting on January 14, Reuters reports.

She said this must involve "politicians of all sides coming together and acting in the national interest".

Afterwards, a party spokesman said it was "disgraceful" that - by that date - a month would have been "wasted".

In a move that shocked the country, May postponed Tuesday's meaningful vote on her withdrawal agreement with the European Union after finally admitting that deal would've been voted down.

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The British government will not allow lawmakers to vote on a symbolic motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May, forcing the opposition to decide whether it will now try to topple her entire administration. She was then forced to fend off a leadership challenge from rebellious Tory MPs.

Many MPs fear that in its current form, the arrangement - a temporary "insurance policy" at preventing the return of physical border posts in the event no future EU-UK trade deal came into force - would in reality see the UK subject to EU customs rules for the long term.

Jeremy Corbyn was to put the idea forward in the House of Commons on Monday, following the prime minister refusal to let MPs vote on the proposal. "This House must get on with the vote and move on to consider the realistic alternatives".

The SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford said: "We thought the Prime Minister had reached rock bottom, but she's still digging".

He said: "Theresa May has lost her majority in parliament, her government is in chaos and she's unable to deliver a Brexit deal that works for the country". She said doing so would be a betrayal of the British people.

This is because the opposition is seemingly split between wanting to call a no-confidence vote in the government now, and waiting until after May's Brexit deal fails.

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