Theresa May halts Conservative Party rebellion on Brexit

Theresa May halts Conservative Party rebellion on Brexit

Theresa May halts Conservative Party rebellion on Brexit

Andrew Bridgen, another Tory critic of Mrs May, told the newspaper: 'This week Theresa May will find that she is drinking in the last chance saloon and the bad news for her is that the bar is already dry.

Brexit-backing MPs, including Dover's Charlie Elphicke, have said talks of gridlock at channel ports are being used politically by opponents of the United Kingdom leaving.

He said the "insurance mechanism" must be agreed to first before the withdrawal deal is confirmed and it must remain in place "unless and until something better is agreed".

Both Britain and the European Union had hoped to finalize the terms of the divorce at a summit of national leaders last week in order to sign the overarching agreement, including an outline of the future relationship, at a special meeting in mid-November.

Earlier on Sunday, the Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, conceded that Conservative backbenchers had become jittery about the Brexit negotiations but insisted "now is the time to play for the team" as speculation about May's leadership swirled. "[.] We are at the end stage of the negotiation".

"It is understandable that there are jitters on all sides of this debate".

"We're desperately in need of more money for our schools, hospitals, universal credit and defence".

"We had 15 vote against the EEA, the Norway option, I think you could double or triple the number of MPs who have concerns". It won't be a question of a fait accompli.

French officials have rejected suggestions they could resort to a "go-slow" policy at the port of Calais if there is no Brexit deal.

He added: "Now is the time to play for the team".


While there is nothing new about Tory colleagues challenging May's Brexit proposals, it is clear the prime minister is in her most unsafe position as leader to date, with her domestic challenge at times appearing insurmountable.

EU negotiators, diplomats say, would play along with language to help May deny that it's a customs union - but she would have a lot of explaining to do on such a deal.

One said May was entering "the killing zone", while another said May should "bring her own noose" to the 1922 committee meeting.

Extensive preparations have been made by Northern Irish civil servants in areas which come under the remit of the former power-sharing government at Stormont, such as agriculture, the review said.

Outside the Conservative party, 71 percent of the general public say the government is handling Brexit badly, with 65 percent of Leave voters in agreement, according to a recent YouGov poll.

But he dismissed suggestions it was time to replace the PM.

And still others in Labour urged her to respect the wishes of hundreds of thousands of people who turned out in London on Saturday demanding a second Brexit referendum.

Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, said there was a real lack of confidence that May could bring back "anything by way of a good deal" because the government was so divided.

As London mayor Sadiq Khan put it when he addressed the crowd at the anti-Brexit rally last Saturday, why not remain in the European Union if May is now only left with two options: either a "bad Brexit deal" or "no deal"?

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