Jeremy Corbyn terms UK PM Boris Johnsons new Brexit deal a sell-out

Elias Hubbard
October 21, 2019

Johnson will try to get MPs to approve the principles of his Brexit deal on Monday.

He acknowledged he used to be hoping to gather the Prime minister's Brexit deal by blueprint of subsequent week, collectively with: 'Many of your viewers at house will nearly definitely be astonished.

Gove said the risk of no deal had increased and the government would step up preparations for it, including triggering its "Operation Yellowhammer" contingency plans.

Sir Keir Starmer has said Labour will back an "inevitable" second referendum speaking on the Andrew Marr Show. "The truth is he's about to lose this week's vote in Parliament and is running scared".

Suggested that Labour would support amendments: "for a customs union with the EU and for single market alignment"; to close "a trap door to no deal at the end of 2020"; and to ensure that "whatever deal gets through it should be subject to a referendum".

Former Tory cabinet minister Amber Rudd has indicated she would support Mr Johnson's deal and thought there was a "coalition for getting the Prime Minister's deal through".

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab, who was appearing alongside Sir Kir on the Marr Show, slammed the Labour party for backing a new vote and accused it of reversing its manifesto pledge to carry out the result of the 2016 referendum.

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson tweeted: "It seems Boris Johnson will stop at nothing to implement his anti-democratic shutdown of parliament and force a disastrous No Deal on the British people".

Forecasts suggest the numbers are on a knife edge.

Like the Benn Act, the amendment tabled by former Conservative minister Sir Oliver Letwin is created to prevent any possibility of a no deal exit happening on Halloween.

They have indicated they would seek to amend the deal to try to "shape" Brexit.

'We've in actual fact secured a deal with the EU. "Why would we have a second referendum?"

Losing another meaningful vote on the deal could lead to the PM facing an Opposition motion of no confidence, paving the way for a general election and further clouding the precise future of the Brexit process.

"That letter was sent because Parliament required it to be sent. but Parliament can't change the Prime Minister's mind, Parliament can't change the government's policy or determination". As a result, he sent an unsigned letter outlining the request to the European Union last night.

The EU could set a different length to an extension, either shorter or longer than the three-month one cited in the Benn Act.

If the deal needs more time at that stage to get through Parliament, leaders could agree to a short "technical" extension.

Hours after the special weekend sitting of Parliament concluded Mr Johnson wrote a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk requesting a Brexit delay - something which he had vowed not to do.

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