Brexit: UK not standing up to Brussels bullies, says Raab

Elias Hubbard
November 18, 2018

Mr Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey both resigned over the deal, along with a series of junior Government ministers. When politicians argued for Brexit, they insisted the United Kingdom would take back control of its laws and regulations from Brussels. Her Cabinet knows it and Parliament knows it.

"The deal does not protect jobs or livelihoods of the people in the West Midlands". It sets up a blind Brexit with no idea of what lies ahead.

Other mutinous MPs in her party have openly spoken of ousting her and said the Brexit deal would not pass parliament.

The deal itself provoked strong opinions with only 4 per cent saying they neither support nor oppose the deal.

"This deal does not do that and Labour will not vote for it".

So far she's survived a week that saw two cabinet ministers resign over her draft Brexit deal. She won the ballot, but not by enough to avoid a second-round vote. "If we change the person at the top, whoever is at the top we will still have the same problems".

May says she sees no alternative to the Brexit deal she presented earlier this week, amid reports that some of her senior ministers want her to renegotiate the draft agreement before meeting European Union leaders next weekend.

She replied: "You mentioned sovereignty was a really important issue for you and you're absolutely right".

Around 20 Tory MPs have publicly called for a vote of no confidence in the prime minister, with more thought to have written to the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee to call for a vote on her leadership.

"I think there is one thing that is missing and that is political will and resolve", he said.

Mays Cabinet was beset by ministerial resignations, and the pound dropped against the dollar and the euro. "There is no different approach that we could agree with the EU", May wrote in an article for the Sun on Sunday newspaper.

A No 10 spokesman indicated that Mr Barclay would focus on domestic preparations for Brexit, rather than negotiations.

However earlier this week, in his role as health minister, he wrote that "a question that a number of people have raised is whether they will continue to be able to get healthcare in Europe after we leave the European Union, for example if they are retired in France or Spain or going on holiday to Greece or Italy".

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The draft Withdrawal Agreement is "worse than anticipated".

In a sign the Tory civil war over Brexit is not calming, Middle East minister Alistair Burt warned rebels the "consensus" that pro-EU MPs should reluctantly respect the 2016 referendum result could break down if she is toppled.

He said: "On behalf of the Government, I have introduced legislation to Parliament to enable these arrangements to continue, which should help the almost 200,000 British pensioners living across Europe and the many constituents who travel to Europe on holiday". "No deal would be catastrophic for the economy".

Dudley North MP Ian Austin said: "My priority is to get the best deal for Dudley so I want to see an agreement which helps local businesses and protects jobs, safeguards employment rights and the environment and has a proper plan on immigration".

The Walsall MP blasted the Conservatives and claimed their turmoil showed they do not have the country's best interests at heart.

"There is no alternative plan on the table".

Chris Green: "With a heavy heart, I confirm that I have put my letter in calling for a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister". "People did not vote to be poorer and less secure".

Ms Morton said: "I fully support the Prime Minister in all that she is doing".

"The difficulty we're now in goes back to the difficulty when Britain joined [in 1973]".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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