Scottish parties unite against May's Conservatives on Brexit deal

Scottish parties unite against May's Conservatives on Brexit deal

EU Withdrawal Agreement how MPs could vote.

Only a small group of Brexiter cabinet ministers are left to circle the wagons ahead of the crunch Brexit vote in December.

"If they can not look their constituents in the eye and say it is, they must vote this deal down and then hand the decision back to the people". Opposition parties and the small Northern Irish party which props up Mrs May's minority government have all said they plan to vote against it.

Such actions on the part of the BBC are clearly not in line with the obligation to act fairly and leave the Corporation open to the clear impression that you are acting on behalf of the Prime Minister's office, a position I am sure the BBC would not wish to be in.

With scores of backbench Conservatives threatening to rebel in the historic "meaningful vote", Mrs May might have to rely on Labour votes and abstentions to save her Brexit deal.

Theresa May has accused Labour of pushing the United Kingdom towards a damaging no-deal Brexit by seeking to block her deal without offering a workable alternative.

Theresa May has accused Labour of planning a "betrayal of the British people" by voting down her Brexit deal and pushing the country towards a no-deal departure from the EU. However, Jeremy Corbyn appeared to back down tonight when he said he would take on Mrs May during a show on the public-funded broadcaster, providing it is just the two leaders going head-to-head. "If she and her team prefer BBC, she should join me in asking them to arrange an actual head-to-head debate".

"I've got a plan".

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"I ask every member of Parliament to think about delivering on the Brexit vote and doing it in a way that is in the national interest and doing it in a way that is in the interests of their constituents because it protects jobs and livelihoods".

The Observer can reveal that Starmer told a meeting of the shadow cabinet last Wednesday that Labour should be ready to "move quickly through the gears" to call a no-confidence vote in the government immediately if, as expected, May's blueprint is defeated when MPs vote on it on 11 December.

Mr Corbyn had agreed to debate with Mrs May over the Brexit withdrawal deal under the terms offered by ITV, but not those set out by the BBC.

A joint motion by parties except the Conservatives in Edinburgh's devolved parliament aims to underline the ire felt in much of Scotland which voted to remain in the European Union at a 2016 referendum. Since then, it has been more and more hard to agree on bigger political issues. Many lawmakers hope that if the deal is rejected, Mrs May will go back to Brussels to seek further concessions, but the European Union has been clear there is very little appetite to reopen negotiations.

"But a divided country is not a country that prospers".

In his speech he is also due to make an appeal for unity and a healing of political divisions over the referendum result, adding: "In politics we can not always have the luxury of doing what we want for ourselves, but we have an abiding duty to do what is right for our country".

"Does the deal deliver 100 percent of what I wanted? No".

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