Cabinet ministers warn against no-deal Brexit

Cabinet ministers warn against no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government suffered a defeat in parliament on Tuesday when lawmakers who oppose leaving the European Union without an accord won a vote that created a new obstacle to a no-deal Brexit.

Her proposal is aimed at restricting the Government's freedom to use the Bill to make tax changes linked to a no-deal Brexit without the "explicit consent" of Parliament.

Wall Street Journal editor-at-large Gerry Baker says British PM Theresa May survived her party's no-confidence vote because there is no time to elect a new leader before the January 21 deadline for the Brexit deal to be finalized.

Jeremy Corbyn has lashed out at the government over what he said was a shambolic rehearsal of plans for the former Manston airport to be used as an emergency lorry park in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

UK Treasury select committee chairwoman Nicky Morgan said that: "Many of us have been clear that parliament will not allow a no-deal situation to unfold, and with less than 12 weeks to go until 29 March it is time for parliament to show our opposition to a no-deal exit". "That is why we are taking every opportunity possible in parliament to prevent no deal".

But many disagree, and more than 200 MPs from all parties have written to May urging her "to agree a mechanism that would ensure a "no-deal" Brexit could not take place". She said she's "still working on" that but confirmed the delayed vote will go ahead as planned, around January 15.

"Today's trial can not possibly duplicate the reality of 4,000 trucks being held at Manston airport in the event of a no-deal Brexit", the RHA's chief executive Richard Burnett said in a statement.

Among ways in which the European Union could offer more detail and clarity on its agreed position, officials said, would be an exchange of legal letters with the British government setting out expectations of when a trade deal could be completed.

But Eurosceptics including Boris Johnson are demanding that the PM pushes on to take the United Kingdom out of the bloc even if there is no agreement in place.

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And Tory MP Damian Green, also an ex-cabinet minister, said the onus was on the MPs to say what deal they would support.

The vote was due to take place before Christmas but was postponed, reportedly because Theresa May did not manage to drum up sufficient Commons support for the agreement.

Addressing opponents on both the Remain and Brexiteer wings of parliament, she said: "There are some in parliament who, despite voting in favour of holding the referendum, voting in favour of triggering Article 50 and standing on manifestos committed to delivering Brexit, now want to stop us leaving by holding another referendum".

Environment Secretary Michael Gove told Cabinet that those considering rejecting Mrs May's agreement in the hope of securing a better deal were like swingers in their mid-50s waiting for film star Scarlett Johansson to turn up on a date.

There was no sign of a breakthrough among MPs who have vowed to vote against the Prime Minister's deal as they left Downing Street following a drinks reception for Tory MPs on Monday evening.

"If the deal is not voted on at this vote that's coming up, then actually we're going to be in uncharted territory", said May during an appearance on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show.

Labor says it would renegotiate the deal, and is angling for new elections.

Effectively this constrains the government's ability to act to keep its taxation system working smoothly if it pursues a no-deal Brexit against the wishes of a majority in parliament.

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