May: Brexit deal to allow trade ties with any country

May: Brexit deal to allow trade ties with any country

May: Brexit deal to allow trade ties with any country

Parliament will vote on the deal on December 11 after a total of five days of debate, May's office said.

The US president told reporters: "Sounds like a great deal for the EU".

May defended the deal during an intense and often angry debate in the chamber of the House of Commons, lasting two hours and 36 minutes.

But some Brexit supporters argue that a more definitive break with the European Union would eventually help Britain's economy by making it easier to strike trade deals with faster-growing countries and regions beyond Europe.

He said: "It's no use us just brushing that off, saying: 'No, no, we can do a deal with America.' He's the President of the United States and if he says it's going to be hard, then it certainly looks like it's going to be hard".

The prime minister's official spokesman said the move was in line with an undertaking given to MPs by Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington in the House.

"For example, with a number of Asian countries I met at the EU Summit in Brussels a few weeks ago, talking about the real enthusiasm of trade deals with the UK".

She will also say that the deal delivers for Scottish fishermen by taking back control of our waters.

May will highlight the business case for backing her deal, saying that it has support from manufacturers who "need to be able to trade freely across the border with Ireland and have unfettered access to the rest of the United Kingdom's market".

Some Brexit-supporting lawmakers in May's Conservative Party could support her deal if she sets out when she will quit, The Times newspaper reported.

The PM also challenged Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to a Brexit TV debate on the issue, as she launched an intensive two-week campaign to try to get her European Union exit agreement through the Commons. Get Me Out Of Here!. He hasn't got a plan.

"Exactly how it might be done, if he takes it up, would be a matter for the broadcasters to determine".


"But right now, as the deal stands, they may not be able to trade with the USA, and I don't think they want that at all".

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Commons would have "very little choice" but to reject Mrs May's "botched" deal, which he described as "bad for this country".

The deal, which took 17 months of negotiations to finalize, offers to keep Britain closely tied to European Union rules to allow for smooth trade with the bloc after Brexit.

"That wouldn't be a good thing".

With 90 or more Conservative MPs indicating they could rebel in the "meaningful vote", Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay admitted Mrs May faces a "challenging" division.

The prime minister "knows the mathematics" in Parliament, he said. And, hopefully, she'll be able to do something about that.

While Hawes said the Withdrawal Agreement's transition period would "step us back from the cliff edge", there had been no firm agreement on the future trade framework beyond that.

Mrs May will argue that her deal will a free trade area for goods with no tariffs, fees or charges that will benefit British firms.

"We have a working group set up and that is working very well, has met several times and is continuing to work with the U.S. on this".

Meanwhile, a row is brewing after the Labour party demanded the government publish its full legal advice on the Brexit deal this week.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Northern Ireland and Wales as part of a tour of the United Kingdom created to rally support for her widely criticised Brexit deal before a vote in parliament.

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