Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Theresa May begs MPs for two more weeks to cut Brexit deal as she faces Valentine’s Day massacre from Remainers

THERESA May has begged MPs to give her two more weeks to seal a Brexit deal – as she faces a Valentine’s Day massacre of resignations from Remainers.

The PM told MPs today we must “hold our nerve” over Brexit talks as she pleaded with them for more time.

Theresa May begged MPs to give her two more weeks to save Brexit

Ahead of another crunch set of crucial Commons debates on Thursday, Mrs May admitted that if a deal wasn’t done soon then Parliament could take control of the whole process.

That could mean MPs forcing Britain into delaying Brexit, holding another referendum, or legally ruling out leaving with No Deal at all.

In a Commons statement today she said talks were at a “crucial stage” – but insisted that only by standing firm will we get the changes needed to get Brexit done on time.

Some MPs think she’s deliberately running down the clock to try and force them into backing her deal at the last moment.

The PM is still looking at how to replace the hated Northern Irish backstop with a new plan or to get the EU to agree it needs to be time limited and not trapping the UK in it forever.

“By getting the changes we need to the backstop; by protecting and enhancing workers’ rights and environmental protections; and by enhancing the role of Parliament in the next phase of negotiations I believe...

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:48:39 +0000

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