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Theresa May tells MPs 'see you next Tuesday' as Brexit vote confirmed

Theresa May tells MPs 'see you next Tuesday' as Brexit vote confirmed

Many British lawmakers detest the deal agreed between Brussels and Prime Minister Theresa May.

The British government would accept a demand by Parliament to set out its Plan B within days if Prime Minister Theresa May's deal is rejected next week, Andrea Leadsom, leader of the House of Commons, said on Thursday.

As MPs prepared to embark on the second day of the resumed debate on Theresa May's Brexit deal, Mr Clark said he would support a series of "indicative votes" to establish what sort of agreement could command a majority in the House.

Mr Corbyn will use a speech in Yorkshire on Thursday to repeat that Labour will vote down the PM's Brexit deal.

Losing the vote would deepen uncertainty over the future of Brexit, Britain's biggest shift in foreign and trade policy for more than 40 years.

On Wednesday, Parliament voted for an amendment calling on the government to set out its Plan B within three working parliamentary days of the January 15 vote, rather than the 21 days specified in Brexit law.

She set out further clarifications she hopes will win over her own Conservative MPs and Northern Ireland´s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which props up her government in parliament.

Ian Murray, the Labour MP for Edinburgh South and a leading supporter of the People's Vote campaign, said: "The threat of a no deal Brexit has cynically used by the government for many months as part of their campaign to bully and intimidate Parliament into voting for a bad deal that would leave us worse off and offers less control".

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A vote, initially slated for mid-December, is now scheduled for January 15 - and the government still looks likely to lose. He had also called the development an "important step" towards preventing a no-deal Brexit, according to the BBC. Britain is due to leave the EU March 29, and fears have risen that it may do so without a deal in place.

ERG members are keen to show that they have an alternative plan to May's deal, which would be likely to involve challenging the European Union to accept an amended withdrawal agreement while preparing for no deal.

Cut-and-thrust between pro and anti-Brexit forces intensified as the five-day Brexit debate began after Prime Minister's Question Times, when May announced that MPs will get the final say on whether the controversial "backstop" for Ireland-Northern Ireland will come into force or not. "These discussions have shown that further clarification over the backstop is possible and those talks will continue over the next few days", May said. It will not ensure frictionless trade for United Kingdom businesses and the lack of a clear future relationship also means the Northern Ireland backstop is highly likely to come into place, which would have significant implications across the UK. "We need to come together, we need to do a deal".

While a majority of MPs may vote to take a "no deal" Brexit off the table, that would not legally oblige Mrs May's government to do so.

Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29 at 2300 GMT.

"I realise there are a few of my colleagues who believe that if the Government's deal is rejected we should simply do nothing and leave the European Union on March 29 with no deal at all and with all, to my mind, the calamitous consequences that would follow on from it", he told the BBC.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman later said Mr Grieve's amendment did not specify the timescale for a vote on the motion, but that the Government would "move quickly" if the deal is defeated.

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